J&K Government Formation PDP-BJP Talks Positive, BJP-PDP alliance in J&K Government 2015, BJP and PDP may ally and form Goverment in Jammu Kashmir 2015
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J&K Government Formation PDP-BJP Talks Positive, BJP-PDP alliance in J&K Government 2015, BJP and PDP may ally and form Goverment in Jammu Kashmir 2015, J&K Government BJP-PDP to ally form alliance
NEW DELHI: Amid a stalemate over government formation in J&K, BJP on Monday said Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has shown some initiative in taking forward talks between the two parties to form a stable government, after the Assembly polls threw up a fractured verdict.
BJP's core group leaders from the state today met party president Amit Shah at his residence and discussed the issue of taking further the talks with the PDP.
"There has been an initiative from PDP's side. To take this forward, we discussed to hold further discussions on the issues (with PDP). At the moment, there is some forward movement on the issue," BJP general secretary Ram Madhav told reporters after the meeting.
Sources said the during the meeting that lasted 90 minutes, the J&K party leaders held discussions with Shah on issues like the post of chief minister and the party's stand on Article 370 and AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) in case BJP goes along with PDP in the state.
BJP is keen to form its government in J and K, and has pitched for the chief minister's post, claiming that it has the public mandate in its favour, as it received the highest number of votes.
BJP has 25 seats and is second after PDP, which emerged as the single-largest party with 28 MLAs. NC got 15 and Congress had to content with 12 seats in the 87-member state Assembly.
Meanwhile, Madhav met senior party leaders from the state at the party headquarters, ahead of their meeting with Shah.