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NC writes to Governor offering support to PDP

"@JKNC_has written to Governor Vohra Sahib reiterating our offer of support to @jkpdp and asking him to call us before deciding the assembly viability," National Conference's working president Omar Abdullah tweeted. In a statement, the party said Abdullah urged Vohra to consult the party leadership before taking any final decision regarding the future of the present assembly and its
viability in the formation of the government.

The letter was delivered to Vohra by provincial president Jammu Devender Singh Rana in Jammu this afternoon as a consequence of the meeting of NC Core Group in Srinagar on Monday.

In the letter, Abdullah said that National Conference has offered to support to PDP, which has emerged as the single largest party in the just-concluded Assembly elections, a party release said. "However, the political impasse in the state, due to indecisiveness of the PDP has led to the imposition of the Governor’s rule and placing of the State Assembly in suspended animation despite an overwhelming participation of the people of Jammu and Kashmir in the electoral process", the letter said.

A PDP spokesman said the party will take note of the latest development in an appropriate forum. "We will discuss this development in an appropriate party forum and respond after the deliberations," PDP chief spokesman Naeem Akhtar told a news agency. On the PDP's talks with BJP on government formation, Akhtar said back channel contacts were in progress. The Assembly polls, whose results were declared on December 23 last, threw up a fractured mandate. PDP emerged as the single largest party with 28 seats in the 87-member House. BJP bagged 25 seats, NC 15 and Congress 12.

NC candidates from Valley won't ally with BJP: Omar
National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said all the party candidates from the Valley for the recent Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections have endorsed its stand of not entering into an alliance with BJP for government formation. "Met the contesting candidates of NC from Kashmir province. Very productive meeting. Glad to have their endorsement of the line taken so far," Omar wrote on micro-blogging website Twitter. The former J&K chief minister chaired a meeting of all party candidates who contested the elections to discuss the prevailing political scenario in the state.

The core group of NC on Monday decided that it will not ally with the BJP for government formation but reiterated its offer of support to regional party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the purpose.
PDP with 28 seats emerged as the single largest party in the Assembly elections held in November-December last year. BJP came close second with 25 seats while NC bagged 15 seats and
Congress won 12 seats.

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