New Delhi: Hinting at reaching an agreement with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir , PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said she will form the government for the welfare of the people of the state.
"I am not a stubborn person, if it is for the welfare of the state then surely government will be formed," said Mufti.
Earlier on Friday, Mufti met Governor NN Vohra and discussed "political issues" and "various challenges" faced by the state which is under Governor's Rule since January 8.
Before meeting Vohra, she invoked her late father Mufti Sayeed, saying he had "not joined hands with BJP as a party but it was a coalition between the Central government and the people of Jammu and Kashmir" with an aim of benefiting the people of the state.
"For us, the decision taken by my father.., if that aim and that aspiration is fulfilled then I am not afraid if people blame me for going with BJP whether they feel good or bad. If people are benefited then there is no issue," Mehbooba said while launching party's membership drive here.
"When it came to the benefit of people, my father did not care about the party. He rose above everything and joined hands with BJP for the welfare of the people", she said.
Insisting that she was not an "adamant" lady, she said her party leaders want the formation of the government but she will do that when she feels that the bigger aim was fulfilled. And if the aim of forging an alliance with BJP is fulfilled, then she has no objection in forming the government, she said.
PDP, along with 25-member BJP, ran a coalition government headed by Mufti Sayeed for 10 months before the sudden demise of the then Chief Minister on January 7.