JK BJP to consult central leadership before meeting Guv

Jammu: BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit today said it will hold consultations with central leadership before meeting the Governor to discuss government formation, a day after PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti indicated she was “reassessing” whether to continue alliance with it.

BJP’s core group in the state met this morning after Governor N N Vohra asked leaders of the party and PDP to meet him tomorrow to clarify their stand on government formation.

After the meeting, which also discussed Mehbooba’s statement made yesterday, BJP leaders asserted that there was “no concrete” demand or condition from the PDP and their party was committed to the implementation of “Agenda of Alliance”.”The Governor has called us in the evening (tomorrow) to discuss about the formation of the government.

“Today, we have decided in the core group meeting that our 2-3 members will go to Delhi and discuss the issues with the central leadership,” state BJP President Sat Sharma told reporters here.

“We will meet him (governor) and today’s meeting was regarding our stand on the issue of the formation of government,” Sharma said after the core group met at the residence of the state general secretary Ashok Kaul in Gandhi Nagar here.The BJP leader said if any issue is raised by PDP, it can be resolved.

“In the past ten months, the development which has taken place was not seen in the past 60 years. Agenda of Alliance is the vision of Narendra Modi and Mufti Mohammed Sayeed to take Jammu and Kashmir forward. If you think the development was slow, then we will make sure that it is speeded up,” Sharma said.

Asked if BJP was ready for fresh elections in the state, Sharma said that “it would be premature to speak about the issue”.

On reports that PDP has made certains demands like power projects to the state, he said, “We will discuss with the centre and if any such issue comes up, we will tell you for sure. “PDP might have said it but we have not received anything from them in written. When such an issue arises, we will let you know,” he added.Replying to queries on Mehbooba Mufti’s concerns and demands on the issue of implementation of Agenda of Alliance, he said, “No condition has come to us, nobody has discussed anything with us till now. If we get anything in concrete, we will discuss on it. Our condition is only the Agenda of Alliance.”

“We will take it forward with full spirit and implement it in the six years period and make sure that we go a step further then what is written in this Agenda of Alliance,” Sharma said.

BJP MP from Jammu Jugal Kishore Sharma said any further step would be taken after discussions between the state and the central leaderships.On how long the government formation process could take, he said “nothing can be said in this regard”.

Sharma said the party yesterday received a letter from the Governor, in which he invited them for a meeting at 6 PM tomorrow.

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