Mehbooba wants the govt in place before Budget session

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Jammu, February 17: There are reports saying that Mehbooba has conveyed her willingness to begin the process of Government formation along with the general secretary of Bhartiya Janta Party before the start of Budget session. As such then, it is being speculated that the political stalemate of the state may get over very soon.

On the other hand, the other members of former coalition government of the state BJP are also of the view that the deadlock over government formation in J&K should also end soon as more delay will lead to more confusion and uncertainty.

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Pertinently, the Budget session of Parliament is going to begin from February 23.

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 Sources, highly placed in the party, said that the state leaders of BJP have been advised by the central leadership of the BJP to avoid any kind of political discussion with PDP leadership . They were only directed to take part in the 40th day of the mourning.The BJP state president Sat Sharma along with the former Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh have met PDP president Mehbooba at her Gupkar residence on Monday. The meeting was called a courtesy call regarding the 40th day of mourning for late Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. The BJP also claimed that the leaders did not discuss anything political there. However, sources were of the view that Ram Madhav was briefed about the discussions which were held at the meeting.

As Ram Madhav is handling the matter on the directions of the high command, there is no need for state unit of BJP to involve itself in the process of government formation, said a source.