Have sought 10 days to settle issues with PDP, says BJP

SRINAGAR: The BJP on Thursday said it has asked the governor for 10 more days to resolve issues with PDP over government formation.
“There are certain issues that we would like to sort out with PDP,” Sat Sharma, BJP’s state president, told a local news agency.
He, however, said the PDP-BJP alliance was “intact” and would form the government soon.
“We are in touch and our alliance is still intact. Both the parties will form the government that will work for the development of the state,” he said.
The state has been without an elected government following the death of former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in office.
The PDP, headed by Sayeed’s daughter Mehbooba Mufti, has been reportedly seeking assurances from its alliance partner BJP over their ‘Agenda of Alliance’, which the two parties had chalked out when they formed the government early last year.
Ina bid to break the impasse, the governor, N N Vohra, recently asked the parties to clear their stand vis-à-vis government formation.
Mehbooba met her party men from Jammu on Wednesday to discuss about government formation.
On Thursday, she met Jammu-based party leaders for the second consecutive day in Gandhi Nagar, Jammu.
Scores of PDP leaders were part of the meeting. And she, according to the agency reports, sought the leaders’ opinion on government formation.
“The leaders put forth their suggestions and opinions, while she asked them to strengthen the party at grassroots level,” a party leader was quoted by the agency as saying.