Crucial issues such as abrogation of Article 370, imposition of uniform civil code, and several others will be set aside to ensure that a coalition government can be formed by PDP, and BJP in the state. Sources tell that a workable Common Minimum Programme is being framed to seal the alliance between the two parties, and the government is all set to be formed by mid of this month.
The coalition government is likely to be formed around mid of this month. BJP President Amit Shah said that the alliance government will be run on the basis of a common programme which has little to do with ideology. The PDP has got maximum seats in Kashmir which is a muslim dominated region, and it is opposed to the BJP stand of abrogating article 370, and it is certain that BJP will have to go soft on this issue. The BJP on it’s part has forced PDP to go soft on the demand for revocation of AFSPA. Shah said that concrete decisions are in the offing in the days to come, and issue related to government formation are being sorted. BJP leadership has reiterated that it would focus on good governance, and delivering the promises made to the people of the state instead of dithering on contentious issues.
BJP leaders in the state are also hopeful that a government will soon be formed in Jammu and Kashmir in alliance with PDP. BJP MLA and senior leader Nirmal Singh also said that the party has reached a consensus to form the government which will be stable, and lead by a mature politician, There are indications that PDP leader Mufti Mohd Sayeed will remain the CM for entire terms, and BJP will settle for the post of Deputy CM, and Speaker. The crucial Home, and Finance portfolios will remain with the PDP which no doubt is a shocking development. Valley based People’s Conference will also be part of the coalition government, and is likely to get a cabinet berth.