Amid speculations that the CMP which was to be finalized on February 22 has been put on hold for an unspecific period of time, the BJP top brass has called the state leaders to the capital to inform them about the progress in the ongoing talks regarding the formation of the government.
Ten BJP veteran leaders from J&K have been called by the BJP high brass to Delhi this morning. The party high command will brief them about the discussions held on all the contentious issues including the Article 370, rehabilitation of West Pak refugees and AFSPA. As told by the sources, the two parties have shrunk their differences on some of the contentious issues that were keeping the two parties away from the decision. The two have likely progressed towards the formation of the government. The members of the state core group have been called to Delhi indicating that there is some concrete development in the talks. The group was called to Delhi earlier, before beginning the dialogue with the PDP.
Reportedly, the core leaders of both the parties have reached an agreement on most of the debatable issues and are left with the only hurdle of finalizing the CMP. The issues like AFSPA, Article 370 and rehabilitation of the West Pak refugees were some of the controversial issues that were keeping the two parties away from the decision. PDP president Mehbooba Mufti recently met Arun Jaitley to push forward the vague talks towards a concrete decision. Arun Singh was also present in the meeting. Both Jaitley and Singh have been authorized by the BJP to work out ways to form an alliance with the other party. As per senior leaders of the BJP, dialogues are in progress between both the parties to thrash out all the debatable issues. The two differ variedly in their ideologies and are hence trying to accommodate each other’s viewpoints in the CMP.
The core group comprises state president Jugal Kishore Sharma, Jitendra Singh, Thupstan Chhewang, Nirmal Singh, Ashok Khajuria, Shamsher Singh Manhas, Bali Bhagat, Kavinder Gupta, Ashok Koul and Rajeev Jasrotia.