National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah today 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 Bharatiya Janata Party (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.
Met the contesting candidates of NC from Kashmir province. Very productive meeting. Glad to have their endorsement of the line taken so far.
— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) January 13, 2015
The core group of NC yesterday 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.
As none of the parties or combination of parties staked claim for government formation, Governor’s Rule was imposed on January 9 after Omar asked to be relieved of the caretaker Chief Minister duties.