Srinagar: Talks between the BJP and the PDP for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir is expected to continue Friday, party sources said.
BJP top sources said that two rounds of talks were held Thursday between BJP general secretary Ram Madhav and senior PDP leader and parliamentarian Muzaffar Hussain Baig in Srinagar.
“The talks remained inconclusive and will continue,” BJP sources told IANS.
PDP sources said the party is discussing a common minimum programme with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
“There has to be a clear common minimum programme before we join hands with future allies,” PDP sources said.
Former chief minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah has again said he did not meet any BJP leader to discuss an alliance.
NC leader who won elections from central Kashmir Badgam seat Syed Ruhullah said Thursday any truck with the BJP would be against the interests of the people of Kashmir and the NC.
Ruhullah’s statement came amid media speculations that the BJP and the NC were close to reaching an agreement on coalition in the state.
Coalition won’t last long: Salman Soz
Congress leader Salman Soz Friday said PDP should take responsibility to bring stable government in the region.
He said that like-minded people should come together so that stability may be achieved.
Soz said Congress is open for alliance with PDP if the party is asked for the same.
Refuting on any possibility of alliance between BJP and PDP, Soz said that both the parties are like oil and water, having no chemistry and therefore such alliance would not last long.
(With inputs from IANS)