BJP keeps its cards closed on govt. formation in J-K

Jammu : Keeping the suspense alive over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, former deputy chief minister and BJP leader Nirmal Singh on Tuesday said that his meeting with PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti was just a courtesy call.

“This is for the first time after Mufti Sahab’s demise that Mehbooba ji has come to Jammu. She has stayed in the guest house. This was just a courtesy call. She is our coalition partner,” Singh told ANI.

The alliance partners PDP and the BJP – are likely to clarify their stand on government formation ahead of their meeting with Governor.

Responding to the possibilities of forming a government in the state, Singh said that the his party wanted the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed to continue for Jammu and Kashmir.

“We hope that the coalition continues. We can’t tell you anything as of now but we believe that a democratic set up would soon prevail in the state,” he added.

The stalemate over government formation continues for the past over three weeks after the demise of PDP patron and former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. The process has entered the crucial and decisive phase after Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra asked both the BJP and PDP to clear their stand on the government formation by today. (ANI)