National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah today said PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti should be given more time to decide on Government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, which is currently under Governer’s rule following the death of her father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, who had headed a PDP-BJP coalition Government.
“One cannot say what is going to happen tomorrow; let her take time, ladies always take time, many times they take a long time,” Abdullah, who is a former chief minister of J-K, said in a session on Kashmir at the Delhi Gymkhana Club’s first ‘Literature and Ideas’ festival here.
Mehbooba refused to take oath of office during the period of mourning for her father, who died on January 7 with the State being placed under Governor’s rule the day after.
Since then, the PDP chief has put off the decision on Government formation, saying the Centre needs to take steps for implementation of the ‘Agenda of Alliance’ agreed to by the two parties.
Abdullah said Mehbooba has to consider there will be elections in the State eventually. (AGENCIES)