#BJP says positive developments on Govt-formation expected soon

JAMMU: Seeking to dispel any “doubts” over the continuance of its alliance with PDP, BJP today expressed hope that positive developments will take place soon as its delegation met Governor N N Vohra here to convey that it was waiting for the coalition partner to make the first move.

The party was of the view that since the seven-day official mourning period is coming to an end today, there will be forward movement on the Government formation in Jammu and Kashmir which is under Governor’s rule since last Friday following the demise of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

“We had received a letter from the Governor asking us about our views on the Government formation. I said that the coalition partner PDP needs to take the call,” BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh told reporters after meeting Vohra.

“Since there is a coalition Government, it is up to PDP to decide after the demise of Mufti Sahab and we will move forward accordingly. There should not be any doubts over the coalition,” he added.

Insisting that there are no differences between the two partners, BJP State president Sat Paul Sharma was of the view that positive developments will come very soon, in the next few days.

“There is no difference (between PDP and BJP coalition). As far as the question of Government formation is concerned, we hope the atmosphere will change after the seven-day official mourning period (which ended today),” he said.

“We were hoping that something will happen after four days of ‘churaum’ (mourning), but after seven days of mourning, there will be some change in the atmosphere and very soon we will be able to take a decision,” Sharma said. (AGENCIES)