J&K govt formation: No structured dialogue with PDP as yet, says BJP
BJP leader Ram Madhav on Wednesday denied that the party had made headway in talks with the PDP to form a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi: BJP leader Ram Madhav on Wednesday denied that the party had made headway in talks with the PDP to form a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir.
Writing on Twitter, Madhav clarified that no formal dialogue has begun between the two parties.
Lot of kite flying over govt formation in J&K. Better note that no formal n structured dialogue has begun btw any two parties.
— Ram Madhav (@rammadhavbjp) January 7, 2015
He was responding to reports that progress had been made in talks over government formation between the PDP and the BJP – the number one and two in state Assembly in terms of MLAs.
After a meeting of the Jammu and Kashmir core group with BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi, Madhav had himself said yesterday that the party was holding talks with the regional party.
“There is some forward movement. Today, we have decided that we will start structured talks with PDP leaders on the basis of the initiative shown by them,’’ Madhav told journalists after the meeting.
“Keeping in mind the mandate in Jammu and Kashmir we have decided to take forward the talks,” he added.
The PDP won 28 seats while the BJP finished with 25 in the recently-concluded Assembly Elections in J&K. Government formation has been stuck as no party attained majority in the 87-member Assembly.