Govt Formation: BJP Opens Up, Sets Madhav in Motion

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

Ram Madhav
Ram Madhav

Right wing Hindu nationalist BJP’s central leadership on Monday held a top level meet to discuss the present stalemate over the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir and authorised party’s secretary general Ram Madhav to meet the PDP chief in Srinagar.

A BJP leader told KNS that Ram Madhav is likely to arrive in Srinagar on February 13 to hold one-on-one meet with the PDP president Mehbooba Mufti.

He said that the meet would discuss the conditions set by the PDP chief for continuing party’s alliance with the BJP in the state. Mehbooba had pitched for the JK specific CBMs and compliance on the Agenda of Alliance ahead of entering into the coalition with the BJP which has 25 members in state’s lower house.

Madhav who is a close confidant of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah will apprise the PDP leadership about the measures taken by the party vis-à-vis the fresh conditions that were set for the alliance by Mehbooba Mufti.

Sources said that the meeting is important in view of the present deadlock and the hardened stand of the PDP president. The leader said that a top level BJP delegation comprising Dr Nirmal Singh, BJP’s state president Satpal Sharma and Ashok Koul are leaving for Delhi to meet BJP president Amit Shah to apprise him about the present political situation and process of government formation with PDP. Future course of action vis-à-vis the government formation would be decided only after the meeting, sources said.

They further said that meeting convened by the BJP high command at 27 Akbar Road has discussed threadbare the latest conditions set by the PDP president. The meeting which authorised Madhav to meet Mehbooba and apprise her about the BJP’s stand would be held most likely next week at her Fairview residence at Gupkar in Srinagar.

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