Coalition govt with BJP soon in J&K, hints PDP leader

Hinting at J&K likely to have PDP-BJP coalition government soon, senior People’s Democratic Party leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Beigh on Monday said that process in the matter was in progress.

Pointing out that government formation was on their mind, he denied that the PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti had ever asked the Centre initiate “confidence building measures”.

 CBMs are announced between two hostile nations when they go for talks after a war,” he said, adding that Mehbooba Mufti only wanted assurances on implementation of the Agenda of Alliance agreed upon by both the parties.

Beigh was in the Jammu to attend a programme held at party headquarters in the afternoon in connection with the 40th day of the death of former Chief Minister and party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. After Mufti’s death at AIIMS in Delhi on January 7, the state has been reeling under Governor’s rule.

“Many things are confidential and if we speak about them earlier, these can get affected,’’ he said. However, making clear that PDP was not for alliance to get power but for serving the people, he said that the party president Mehbooba Mufti has to take the final call on government formation.

Pointing out that alliance between the two parties exists, he said Mehbooba Mufti wants that there shall be some timeframe in implementation of the things mentioned in the Agenda of Alliance which we have agreed for six years. BJP too agree that there has been an agreement, he said, adding that “We can at least tell what out of these will be done during the current year and what next,” he added.

Mehbooba Mufti has told certain things to BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav when latter met her, he said, but refused to elaborate. “When we talk of time frame it means that there should be some hint as to when it will happen,” he added.


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