Making it clear that his party is not ready to support BJP in case the PDP-BJP alliance snaps, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that Mehbooba Mufti must break her silence as she cannot keep the entire state guessing on government formation.
“Mehbooba Mufti has been quiet for long and she can no longer remain silent. She must clarify her stand on two,three issues and clear the air as to what are those CBMs and how long she will wait for those Confidence Building Measures and why did the need of CBMs suddenly arise after the demise of Mufti Mohammed Sayeed,” he said on the sidelines of a function here.
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said that although an elected government is not in place, the alliance between PDP and BJP is still intact.
“The agreement as far as our knowledge is concerned, the alliance (between BJP and PDP) still exists. We haven’t heard either from BJP or PDP that alliance has been broken, so the alliance exists and if the alliance exists, then why not government (is formed).
“Agenda of the alliance was formed and Mufti sahab was made the chief minister. What has changed in the past ten months that today even though they have numbers in the assembly they are not ready to form the government?” he said.
He said that even BJP was not aware of what PDP was asking for. “Even BJP has said that please clearly tell us what you are asking for, so we too would want to know what are the CBMs which Mehbooba Mufti is asking for, and did they keep a timeframe, a deadline,” Omar said.