SRINAGAR: Senior BJP leader, Devender Singh Rana has revealed that the National Conference (NC) was ready to form a coalition government with BJP, after the 2014 assembly polls. Rana quit NC last year to join the right-wing party.
“I was sent as a leader of a delegation to Delhi by my then leadership to persuade BJP to form the government with National Conference,” Rana told a public meeting in Doda. “We were ready to form a coalition government with BJP.”
Though this information was in the public domain for a long time the NC rarely accepted it. Now the person who was given the job has made the revelation. NC has not reacted to the claims by Rana so far.
Though the meeting took place between the two parties, the BJP eventually decided to work with the PDP, a ‘north pole-south pole’ alliance that eventually collapsed in 2018.