Omar Abdullah says PDP-BJP agreement reached much earlier

 Amidst reports of PDP and BJP having struck a deal over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday claimed that the agreement was reached much earlier but the regional party was enacting a "drama" all these days to undo the damage it may have to undergo in the Valley.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 21, 2015, 18:50 PM IST

Srinagar: Amidst reports of PDP and BJP having struck a deal over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday claimed that the agreement was reached much earlier but the regional party was enacting a "drama" all these days to undo the damage it may have to undergo in the Valley.

"The PDP-BJP tie up was a done deal ages ago, all this was just (PDP patron) Mufti (Mohammad) Sayeed's grandstanding as a tough guy to undo the damage in the Valley," Omar wrote on Twitter.

The National Conference (NC) working president said only an "idiot" would have concluded that both the parties were having difficulty in joining hands.

"Only an idiot would have concluded that Mufti Sayeed's drama over the last few days meant PDP-BJP were actually having difficulty joining up," he said.

Omar, yesterday accused the PDP of a "sell-out" to BJP on the issue of Article 370 and by helping the BJP win seats in Legislative Council, where the saffron party was unrepresented so far.

The PDP and BJP have been in talks over government formation in the state ever since the December 23 results of the Assembly polls threw up a hung assembly.