J&K Govt Formation: After PDP, BJP Leaders meet Governor Vohra

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Jammu, Jan 01: A day after PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti held significant meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra, Jammu BJP leaders on Thursday met him at his residence to discuss the formation of government in the state.

The leaders after the meeting told the media that they discussed about the formation of a stable government in the state for the betterment of its people for which they asked for some time from the governor.

"We discussed about government formation. We want a government for the betterment of Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP has got majority votes. This can take a little time. The BJP is going ahead very seriously about this," said Jammu BJP leader Jugal Kishore Sharma.

"The governor has asked to form the government soon for the people of the state. Therefore, the state will soon get a stable government with a very strong alliance," he added.

Another Jammu BJP leader Avinash Rai Khanna also assured to soon form a stable government in the state.

Yesterday, Mehbooba Mufti after meeting with Vohra had hinted at the possible alliance with BJP to form a stable government for the development of Kashmiries. She invoked former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's vision and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a big responsibility towards the state.

While talking to media, she claimed, "we have the support of 55 MLAs but we do not want to form a government for the sake of it. A government should be one that is about welfare and peace, and for that we need Mr Vajpayee's approach".

In the five-phased recent state assembly polls, the PDP won 28 seats in the 87-member Jammu and Kashmir assembly; the BJP won 25, while the National Conference and the Congress won 15 and 12 seats respectively. The majority mark was 44, which none of the four political parties achieved.

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