5 Conditions Sent to BJP: PDP


SRINAGAR: People’s Democratic Party National Spokesperson, Dr Sameer Koul Friday said that deliberations on government formation were going on with the BJP and if the deal materializes, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed would be the Chief Minister of the state for entire six year period.

“Politically, it will be not a suicide for PDP to form government with the support of BJP as we will govern the state on our own terms. We have our own ‘pro-people’ agenda and the party will not deviate from that agenda,” Koul said adding that it is dead impossible for PDP to form government with National Conference.

He said that National Conference is a non serious party while people have voted to keep this party out of power. “How can we betray our people and form government with the National Conference. NC leaders are always interested in filling their coffers rather than work in the interest of common people,” he said.

Dr Sameer Koul admitted that Muzaffar Hussain Beigh was constantly in touch with the BJP leaders and that he has put forth all the conditions before them.

When asked what are the conditions which have been put forth by his party before the BJP, Dr Sameer Koul said that at initial stage they have put forth five conditions including, the respect for the Self-Rule proposal (softening of borders), revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from peaceful areas, strengthening of Article 370, full tenure for Mufti Muhammad Sayeed as Chief Minister and comprehensive package and relief for flood hit people of Kashmir, including traders.

“These conditions we have put forth at initial stage and if the deal materializes, more conditions will follow,” Koul said adding that it is the dream of PDP to mitigate the sufferings of people and to provide them good governance.

“People will feel a real change if PDP forms the government. We mean business and will relieve the people from sufferings. There will be no discrimination and even commoners will feel a change on the ground,” he said. 

The BJP won 25 seats while the National Conference won 15 seats in the 87-member Jammu and Kashmir Assembly. The People's Democratic Party (PDP) emerged as the single largest party with 28 seats while the Congress tally was 12. Seven seats were won by other parties and independents.  (CNS)

.The two rounds of talks between BJP and PDP  hit a roadblock on Friday after the PDP insisted that Mufti Mohammad Sayeed should remain the chief minister for the full six-year term.

The talks between the two sides led by BJP's Ram Madhav and the PDP's Muzaffar Hussain Baig respectively, were also stuck over a common minimum programme demanded by the PDP. 

"The PDP and the BJP are like oil and water, no chemistry. I see no chance of them coming together. We haven't written a formal letter nor have they, but the leaderships know each other," said Congress leader Salman Soz.


.Governor NN Vohra Friday invited both the PDP and the BJP to forward their plans for the formation of the government. The two parties have been holding parleys in the state to reach the magic figure of 44 in the 87-member Assembly.



.Omar Abdullah tweeted on Friday: "Looks like PDP  is playing mind games with the BJP (by) leaking about a letter of (NC) support that doesn't exist, Only a verbal offer conveyed." 



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