Yet, No Formal Discussion with BJP, says PDP

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Amid the deadlock and BJP’s claims of holding discussions with it, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday said the party is yet to initiate any formal talks with the BJP.

Talking to KNS, the PDP chief spokesperson Naeem Akhtar said no breakthrough has been witnessed so far as no formal talks over the formation of the new government in Jammu and Kashmir have taken place.

“Once any breakthrough takes place, same will be informed to people accordingly. So far, I can say no development in this regard has been witnessed from the both sides,” Akhtar said.

He maintained the party is continuing with its activity of seeking feedback from ground via its elected legislators.

“It is the ongoing process and we continue to receive views from the ground over joining hands with any political party for the formation of the government in Jammu and Kashmir,” said the PDP chief spokesperson.

On December 29, last year, PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, had asked all his party legislatures to seek public feedback from their constituencies on forging alliance with the BJP. Mufti had met his MLAs individually and asked them to take the views of the people over a possible alliance with BJP.

“When the time comes for dialogue, we will strive to get a best deal for the people who have voted for us during the state elections of 2014. At present no such development has taken place,” Akhtar on Tuesday said.

Pertinently, BJP national general secretary and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s close aide Ram Madhav, while talking to reporters on Monday had said, “There has been an initiative from PDP’s side. To take this forward, we discussed to hold further discussions on the issues (with PDP). At the moment, there is some forward movement on the issue.”

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