Will make the govt when we have numbers, BJP says

Srinagar

The Bharatiya Janata Party, which has the second highest number of lawmakers in an Assembly of 89, has said it is ready to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir, reported The Tribune.

Ashok Koul, organising secretary of the state BJP, told The Tribune on Tuesday: “The party is ready to form the government any time. We will stake a claim as and when the numbers come our way.”

“The party is ready to form the government any time. We will stake a claim as and when the numbers come our way,” The Tribune quoted Ashok Koul, as saying.

“The BJP on its own has 26 MLAs (25 elected and one nominated) in the House of 89 (87 elected and two nominated) and we need 19 others to stake the claim,” according to The Tribune Koul said.

Koul’s claim comes amid reports of discussions going on in New Delhi over government formation in the state where six-month Governor’s rule will be over next month.

The newspaper quoted sources, said the BJP was holding consultations with some PDP legislators who had rebelled against the party after the fall of the government.

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