Vohra seeks PDP, BJP’s response on Govt. formation

Srinagar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Friday said that the Jammu and Kashmir Governor N. N. Vohra has written a letter to the presidents of both Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the BJP, asking them to make their stand clear on formation of the government in the state.

“By tomorrow both the parties would be replying to the letter and we would carry forward the constitutional process from there. The BJP would be replying to the letter of governor tomorrow,” he told ANI.

The BJP leader, who came to meet PDP president Mehbooba Mufti to offer his condolences over demise of Chief Minister Mufti Mohamed Sayeed, said he only discussed ‘immediate constitutional requirements’ for the government formation in the state.

“Mufti Sayeed was a visionary leader. His demise is regretable. I came to meet Mehbooba Mufti and I expressed my condolences to her,” he said.

Responding to a poser of a possible rift between both the ruling parties in the state, Madhav said “There is no question of any rift between both the parties as both were running the government together.”

Yesterday, a delegation of PDP met the Governor and gave a letter which said all the 28 MLAs backed Mehbooba for the Chief Ministership.

Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also expressed his support towards Mufti as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

PDP has unanimously decided to support her for the top post of Chief Minister. The coalition partner BJP said it will go with PDP’s choice on Chief Minister’s post. (ANI)