Hold fresh elections if PDP-BJP alliance fails to form govt.: Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) president Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should either form a government in Jammu and Kashmir or the Central Government should dissolve the state assembly and hold fresh elections.

Abdullah said his party was fully prepared for the elections and the people of the State deserved a chance to elect a government.

Taking a dig at the PDP-BJP alliance, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah said, “When they say that the PDP and the BJP are together, then why there is no government. They have got numbers in the assembly; Governor Rule is imposed when there is no numbers, which is also called the Breakdown of Constitutional Order, where there is no possibility of the formation of a government.”

“But neither PDP nor BJP had ever said that they were not in alliance. Both say they are together. If they are together, then there is number, and when there is number why there is no government,” he sought to know.

Last week, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav met Mehbooba to iron out differences between the two parties and pave the way for government formation, which has been under Governor’s rule since January 9.

Madhav, who arrived here in a special flight, held a closed-door meeting with Mehbooba that lasted for an hour, but the meeting failed to yield a decision on government formation. (ANI)