No fresh conditions, PDP has to take call on govt in J&K: BJP
Claiming no fresh conditions have been placed by either of the alliance partners for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP on Tuesday expressed hope that PDP will take a call to break the political stalemate.
“Our stand is clear on it (government formation). It’s they (PDP) who have to take a call. I hope they will take a call,” Leader of BJP Legislature Party Nirmal Singh said.
Singh, who was deputy Chief Minister in the 10-month PDP-BJP government led by Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed, said, "They (PDP) have to choose the leader of the party and then we will move ahead (towards government formation)”. “There is no fresh condition from BJP or PDP. Whatever is there it is in the Agenda of Alliance (AoA). PDP said it (AoA) is sacred.”
He was replying to questions about the delay in the government formation and on the PDP demands regarding CMBs. “We have also heard about CBMs through the media. Nothing was told to us directly (by PDP). I don't think such a thing (demands of CBMs by PDP) is there.”
“The government can be formed. The possibility is increasing. The AoA is the roadmap for governance," he said. Singh said other issues, including Rs 80,000 cr package the Prime Minister announced, are to be implemented and efforts are to be made.
“We have to see how we can we speedily move forward on AoA. The issues out of AoA should also be talked about,” he added. He said the BJP-PDP alliance is “neither a political nor an ideological” alliance. “We took two months to formulate the AoA. Each word was discussed. It was a well thought out plan. We discussed what is the requirement of the people of J&K. We made good achievements in 10 months on the basis of AoA,” he said.
Asked if the two parties were failing in their duty towrds the people of J&K as the delay in government formation has bred uncertainty, he said, "Mehbooba Ji has the realisation. When time comes things will move further.”
On the issue of assurance sought by PDP, he said he does not know about it. "BJP has not heard about it in a formal way. We hope for a positive development soon.”