Govt Formation: ‘BJP Ready to Offer Better Financial Package to J&K’



Hectic discussions on the formation of a government in Jammu and Kashmir will get underway with BJP’s Ram Madhav set to meet with PDP chief, Mehbooba Mufti.

Sources told that the central leadership of the BJP is keen that the government should be formed with the PDP. However, it would tread carefully before giving into the demands of the PDP.

The PDP has a host of demands which includes a better financial package for the state. There have also been demands to hold talks with separatists and also not raise issues such as the beef ban or special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Ram Madhav who will meet with Mehbooba would put-forth the BJP’s point of view and may also accept some of the demands.

What is the BJP ready to offer?

BJP sources say that the party is ready to offer a “better” financial package for the state. Mehbooba has demanded that more financial aid from the centre must reach the state. Madhav could tell Mehbooba to visit Delhi and hold talks with the party president, Amit Shah on this aspect as well.

While the central leadership of the party is keen on continuing with the alliance there are some reservations from the state unit of the party. The state leaders feel that since their primary vote bank lies in Jammu, it should not appear that the BJP is giving away too much to the PDP.

Issues such as talks with separatists must not be brought to the talking table at all, BJP leaders in the state say.


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