PDP BJP find common ground; J&K likely to have the new government after February 7
After negotiating for over a month the PDP and the BJP have stitched an alliance and and are soon to form government in Jammu and Kashmir as per reports. The parties’ stance however is that the informal talks are on but according to the insiders the two parties have almost secured the deal.
The official announcement is expected to be made in February and the declaration would come soon after a meeting between Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Prime Minister Narendra Modi where the Common Minimum Programme would be approved. Certain issues have been kept at bay to be addressed later, as told by the sources.
Mufti-Modi meeting is expected to take place in February first week. With the PDP BJP coalition the saffron party will be coming to power in J&K for the first time.
With the debatable issues kept at hold, the parties have likely agreed to address the issue of development of the state that would benefit all three regions of the state.
This arrangement has been worked after exchanging terms and conditions drawn by the leaders of both the parties. The PDP team comprised Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, party president Mehbooba Mufti and other leaders including Tariq Hamid Karra and Muzaffar Hussein Beig.
The contours of BJP’s guidelines were drawn by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, pursued by the BJP general secretary Ram Madhav. Leaders of Jammu and Kashmir did not have much say in the the course to be adopted and the BJP’s newly elected MLAs had left the decision to party president Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi.