‘Reasonable’ Mehbooba hints at govt. formation with BJP

Jammu: After two-month suspense, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti has said that she is not ‘stubborn’ and hinted that the party would be going ahead with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir if the latter ensures that aspirations of people were met.

Speaking during a party function last evening, Mehbooba claimed that she was not afraid of criticism on the issue but wanted a signal from the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre that it will do everything for the welfare of people of the state.

“I am not a stubborn person, if I feel that the Centre is working for the welfare of the state then surely the government will be formed,” she said.

“However, if it is only for the sake of government formation, or to delay polls, or to provide some work to MLAs, let me make it clear that I am not ready,” she added.

Mehbooba, whose party has 27 MLAs in the 87-member Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, said if the promises are not fulfilled the formation of the government meant to keep away from the elections for five years. (ANI)