JAMMU: The deadlock on government formation continues in Jammu and Kashmir even as a senior BJP functionary denied that parleys were underway with PDP to break the stalemate. “The Centre has offered whatever was possible to PDP. There is no reason to hold any fresh talks. We have an Agenda of Alliance wherein all the issues have been discussed threadbare and implementation agreed”, a senior BJP office-bearer told Kashmir Reader.
He said that BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav was not in consultation with former Finance Minister Dr. Haseeb Drabu and former Advisor of Chief Minister Prof. Amitabh Mattoo on government formation. “Ram Madhav has several other important things to do. The J&K government formation is one of the many issues he is dealing with. He has already done his job. Now, it is for the PDP President Mehbooba Mufti to take first practical step towards government formation”, the leader who wished not to be identified said.
The BJP leader denied that any CBMs were in offing for the PDP. “If someone is expecting the revocation of AFSPA, return of power projects or talks with anti-national Hurriyat leaders, then they should understand that the BJP is not going to sell the nation purely for being in power in J&K”, he said. “With people singing songs for terrorists, do you expect us to revoke AFSPA and make the situation worrisome for security forces”, he asked.
About BJP leaving PDP and looking at other options, he said, “We don’t have any other option. The NC patron Dr. Farooq Abdullah’s son Omar Abdullah is against any alliance with us. That leaves no option but to wait for the PDP to respond.”