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J&K govt likely to be formed early next week

Formation of a BJP-PDP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to be announced soon along with a “carefully” drafted Common Minimum Programme (CMP) which touches all controversial issues like Article 370 and AFSPA.

The announcement is expected over the weekend or by early next week if RSS does not create any further hurdles for the BJP, sources said.

PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, who is expected to be the Chief Minister for the entire six-year term, has been maintaining that his party will not be going for any “sell out” on the issues concerning the state.

The statement drew a flak from former state Chief Minister and working President of National Conference Omar Abdullah who accused him of already indulging in a “sell out” by siding with BJP in the recently-held elections for Rajya Sabha and upcoming polls for the Legislative Council.

Omar tweeted “Dear Mufti Sahib, please don’t say you won’t ‘sell out’ because you’ve already done that by helping BJP in the Legislative Council elections.”

“You (Sayeed) already ‘sold out’ by demanding Art 370 status quo when you had sold ‘Self Rule’ to people in J and K, please stop playing the martyr.”

PDP with 28 MLAs and BJP with 25 MLAs in the 87-member Assembly have been in talks for last seven weeks since the December 23 polls threw up a fractured verdict. The state is currently under Governor’s Rule.
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