A two-member BJP delegation Tuesday met the Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra to discuss government formation in the state and later said it would submit a formal proposal to him on January 1.
BJP state unit chief Jugal Kishore Sharma, who met the Governor along with General Secretary Ram Madhav, told reporters after the meeting, “Party leaders will meet the Governor on January 1 to hand him our proposal. Today’s meeting with the Governor can be seen a part of the ongoing process of government formation in the state.”
“The process of government formation is on and during this process people keep on meeting but our formal meeting with the Governor is scheduled for January 1 when the BJP will be submitting its proposal to the Governor,” he said.
Asked about the PDP’s grand alliance plan, Sharma said, “Though I am not aware about the formation of any such alliance, but if any such alliance is formed, it would be a betrayal with the people of state as BJP got the maximum share of votes in the elections.”
The Assembly elections threw up a fractured verdict with PDP emerging as the single largest party with 28 seats in the 87-member Assembly and BJP the second largest party with 25 seats.
National Conference won 15 seats and Congress 12. Smaller parties and independents together won seven seats.