BJP exploring all options to form stable J&K govt, says Ram Madhav

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav on Friday said that the party was exploring all options to provide a stable government to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

ANI| Updated: Dec 26, 2014, 17:31 PM IST

Srinagar: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav on Friday said that the party was exploring all options to provide a stable government to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

"We are exploring all options. The issue is how we can provide a stable government to the state and the discussions are at a preliminary stage now," said Madhav.

"Our discussions have not reached that stage where we decide the Chief Minister of the state," he added.

Another senior BJP leader Nirmal Singh said the party has the support of 30 to 35 MLAs.

"Public has given mandate to BJP to form government. We will make chief minister of BJP and there are around 30 to 35 MLAs supporting us, according to my calculation," Singh said.

"Public want good governance, employment and issues of refugees are the major concerns in Jammu and Kashmir. Our duty is to make government as public has given mandate to us," he added.

Earlier on Thursday, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley held a meeting with all the 25 MLAs who won in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections , and said that the decision on government formation in the state will be taken by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah.

Jammu and Kashmir gave a highly-fractured verdict in which the PDP emerged as the single largest party throwing up different possibilities in government formation.

The National Conference (NC) secured only 15 seats against 28 that it had won in the last elections, while the BJP came second with 25 seats.