Jammu & Kashmir govt formation: Omar Abdullah said NC candidates from Valley won’t ally with BJP, talks of support to PDP

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Srinagar | Updated: January 13, 2015 7:24 PM

NC working president Omar Abdullah today said all the party candidates from the Valley for the recent Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections have endorsed...

Jammu and Kashmir, JK government formation, Omar Abdullah, National ConferenceFormer Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah shakes hand with senior National Conference party leaders during a meeting of his party at Nawa-e-Subha headquarters in Srinagar on Tuesday. (PTI)

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.

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.

Jammu and Kashmir, JK government formation, Omar Abdullah, National ConferenceFormer Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah presides over National Conference party’s core meeting with senior leaders to discuss the prevailing political situation in the state at Nawa-e-Subha headquarters in Srinagar on Tuesday. (PTI)

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.

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