“NC Favorite”

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The Bhartiya Janata Party that has emerged as a key player in the government formation, Wednesday submitted its views before the high command with majority of the state cadre supporting alliance with NC for the making of the new government.

BJP general secretary and incharge state affairs, Ramesh Arrora told KNS that the state BJP has left the final decision of the government formation with the party high command. However, he was quick to add that the party has appraised its senior leadership about its opinions over the issue.

Arrora maintained further that whatever the situation would remain but it is confirmed that BJP is going to be the part of the next government in Jammu and Kashmir. He added that though NC seems to be a favorable option for BJP but it is for the high command to decide which party they want to align with.

In 2008 elections, BJP had won 11 seats from JK while as PDP had 21 seats in its kitty.

The results that were released on Tuesday, suggested a hung assembly with no single party winning a majority in the 87-member state assembly.

The PDP, that won 28 seats this time five from Srinagar, was part of a coalition that ruled the state between 2002 and 2008.  Poll pundits suggest that the party is again likely to form the next government in coalition with other political groups and some independents.

People’s Democratic Party this time has won 28 seats and has gained seven seats as compared to the last elections.  BJP has gained 14 seats this time as earlier that party had 11 members in the assembly.

On the other side, NC has lost 15 seats and most of them from the summer capital Srinagar. Earlier the party had 28 members but this time the results have squeezed it to mere 15.  The state Congress has lost five seats this time as the party this time has 12 seats in its kitty.

Both the BJP and the PDP benefited from widespread public discontent over the ruling National Conference party’s handling of devastating September floods that killed more than 200 people in Kashmir.

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