J&K govt formation remains stalled as Mehbooba Mufti plays hard ball
Mehooba has sought assurance from the BJP top brass that she will be given as free hand in running the government.
Jammu: The process of government formation remains stalled in Jammu and Kashmir amid reports that PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti wants the BJP to agree to her demands before the parties share power again in the state.
As per media reports, Mehooba has sought assurance from the BJP top brass that she will be given as free hand in running the government. Among her specific demands, Mehbooba wants the Centre to engage the separatists in the talks process, vacation of private lands by the security forces.
Mehbooba also wants Centre-owned projects to be handed over to the state government.
However, if media reports are to be believed then the Modi government is in no mood to concede to the demands set by the BJP. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is yet to directly speak to Mehbooba.
Also, the PDP chief is scheduled to meet all office bearers of the party to gauge the public mood on continuation of the alliance with the BJP.
Meanwhile, former CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's family have given up their security and vacated his official residence, returned government vehicles.