Meeting likely to be held on February 13
Srinagar, Feb 9 (KNS): The BJP ‘s central leadership on Monday held a top level meet to discuss the present stalemate over the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir and authorised party’s general secretary Ram Madhav to meet the PDP chief in Srinagar.
A BJP leader told KNS that Ram Madhav is likely arriving in Srinagar on February 13 to hold one on one meet with the PDP president Mehbooba Mufti.
He said that the meet would discuss the conditions set by the PDP chief for continuing party’s alliance with the BJP in the state. Mehbooba had pitched for the JK specific CBMs and compliance on the agenda of alliance ahead of entering into the coalition with the BJP which has 25 members in state’s lower house.
Madhav who is a close confidant of Prime Minister Nadrendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah will apprise the PDP leadership about the measures taken by the party vis-à-vis the fresh conditions that were set for the alliance by Mehbooba Mufti.
Leader said that the meeting is important in view of the present deadlock and the hardened stand of the PDP president. The leader said that a top level BJP delegation of comprising Dr. Nirmal Singh, BJP’s state president Satpal Sharma and Ashok Kol are leaving for Delhi to meet BJP president Amit Shah to apprise him about the ongoing political situation and process of government formation with PDP. Future course of action vis-à-vis the government formation would be decided only after the meeting the leader said.
Leader said that meeting convened by the BJP high command at 27 Akbar road has discussed at threadbare the latest conditions set by the PDP president. The meeting which authorised Madhav to meet Mehbooba and apprise her about the BJP’s stand would be held most likely next week at the Fairview residence. (KNS)