• Rajasthan

    Cong 99
    BJP 73
    RLM 3
    OTH 24
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 113
    BJP 110
    BSP 2
    OTH 5
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 68
    BJP 15
    JCC 7
    OTH 0
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 95
    TDP-Cong 21
    BJP 1
    OTH 2
  • Mizoram

    MNF 26
    Cong 5
    BJP 1
    OTH 8

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

Jammu and Kashmir inching towards Governor’s rule

By: | Published: January 8, 2015 9:39 AM

Jammu and Kashmir may be inching towards a spell of Governor's rule as no political party appeared to be in a position to cobble up numbers.

With no headway being made in government formation, Jammu and Kashmir may be inching towards a spell of Governor’s rule as no political party appeared to be in a position to cobble up numbers.

Reported discussions between PDP and Bharatiya Janata Party or with anyone else have not yielded fruit even as the tenure of the outgoing Assembly comes to an end on January 18.

State Governor N N Vohra, who is here on a personal visit, had a meeting with Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami and discussed the political stalemate.

Later, caretaker Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who returned from London this morning after visiting his ailing father and former Union Minister Farooq Abdullah, also called on the Governor.

Meanwhile, BJP President Amit Shah expressed optimism in Bhubaneshwar about early resolution of the impasse saying his party was in the process of holding negotiations.

“No decision has been taken on Jammu and Kashmir so far, but negotiations are on and a clear picture on Government formation will emerge soon,” he said.

PDP’s chief spokesperson Naeem Akhthar told PTI in Srinagar that all options for the party were still open. “We are only carrying out internal party discussion on government formation and nothing more,” he said.

Asked about media reports that some of the PDP MLAs had been threatened from across the border, Akhthar said “none of the party MLAs has reported the matter to the party high command and, therefore, its not possible for me to comment on this.”

With separatists including hardline separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani upping their ante on a possible alliance with BJP, valley-based political parties, especially PDP, is finding it difficult as its majority of votes comes from the strongholds of Jammat-e-Islamia, a constituent of Geelani-led Hurriyat.

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