Jammu and Kashmir will soon have a government and “very concrete and very positive efforts” are being made towards that, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said today.
BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav also hinted that talks with PDP on forming a coalition government in J-K are in progress
Stressing that people there had voted for a government and not instability, Madhav said, “We are shortly going to have a good government in Jammu and Kashmir.”
He was speaking here at an event organised by ‘India Today’ group.
Asked if PDP, which has emerged as the single largest party in J-K Assembly with 28 seats, was on board, he said without naming the party that “there are very concrete and very positive efforts which are being made towards forming a good government in state”.
He also answered in the affirmative when asked whether progress has been made in talks with allies. “Yes, definitely”, he said.
Madhav, who was the party’s in-charge for polls in the state and has been fronting talks with prospective allies, said the mandate was for BJP to be in government even as he parried a query as to whether it will be the senior or junior partner in any possible alliance saying that conditions cannot be laid while holding talks.
There have been reports that PDP and BJP, which emerged as the second largest party with 25 seats in the 87-member J-K Assembly, have made progress in their talks.
The state’s electorate had returned a hung verdict in the December polls with no party managing to reach the majority mark of 44 seats needed to form the government there.