Confusion on govt formation: J&K Governor NN Vohra calls for meeting with Mehbooba

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Monday asked Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti to call on him on Tuesday, as the confusion over government formation gets confounded in the state.

In a letter faxed to the PDP president, Vohra has asked her to call on him at the Raj Bhawan here tomorrow (Tuesday) to discuss the political situation in the aftermath of chief minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed's death.

Mehbooba Mufti in a file photo. AFP

Mehbooba Mufti in a file photo. AFP

It has been over three weeks since Sayeed passed away in AIIMS in New Delhi on 7 January that Jammu and Kashmir has been without an elected government.

The confusion got further compounded on Sunday as the PDP had kept the guessing game on over the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir even as its chief Mehbooba Mufti met senior leaders and made it clear that she will decide only after being "convinced" that BJP will take the objective of the alliance to its logical conclusion.

Other reports suggest that Mehbooba Mufti told her party leaders that she was not ready to become the chief minister of the state "for nothing".

Mehbooba has sought time bound assurances from the Centre on the implementation of the agenda of alliance between her party and the Bharatiya Janata Party.

The party, however, termed as "presumption" whether fresh elections could be called in the state which is under Governor's Rule since 8 January, imposed a day after then Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away.

Mehbooba, who is seen as the successor to her late father as Chief Minister, held four-hour long meeting with party leaders, who included MPs, MLAs, zonal presidents and block presidents, on the issue of government formation and "how to take forward Mufti's vision of peace and development."

With agency inputs

Updated Date: Feb 01, 2016 12:33 PM

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