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BJP faction wants to tie up with NC

Jammu, January 28: In another speculation over the government formation in the state, differences have surfaced between PDP and BJP  over the question of alliance.

As per reports in a local daily, there is a group of BJP leaders which is now opposing the alliance with PDP to form government in the state. Instead , the group is of the view that the party should explore the possibilities of an alliance with the National Conference (NC) since it was a part of the previous NDA regime headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

This faction of BJP leaders is of the view that NC leaders are mature enough and forming an alliance with NC would be in the interest of the party.

The sources have claimed that something is cooking between the two erstwhile coalition partners NC and BJP since the president of NC Farooq Abdullah turned ‘proactive’ during the last one week.

Also he had given a statement on Jan 16 that if a proposal comes from the BJP to form a government, the NC will call a working committee meeting and debate over it and NC has not closed doors for anyone. The sources say that this faction of BJP wants to have a coalition government with NC and even has intensified its campaign

The NC President may have denied the statement the very next day but the speculation that a group within the BJP was exploring new possibilities is intensifying.

It is pertinent to mention here that back in December 2014, the then BJP spokesperson and Kashmir in charge, Ramesh Arora had said that National Conference was not untouchable for the saffron party and it can forge an alliance with the NC in the interests of the state. This was also when Omar had visited New Delhi.