PDP breaks silence, says going ahead with BJP to form J&K govt

Breaking its silence after the death of Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, PDP on Tuesday said it will go ahead and form the Jammu and Kashmir government with its alliance partner BJP after Mehbooba Mufti comes out of mourning and is ready to take on her father's role as Chief Minister.

Mehbooba Mufti. AFP

Mehbooba Mufti. AFP

“We will be operating within the framework already formulated by the PDP under Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and the BJP,” PDP spokesperson Mehboob Baig told The Indian Express.

Baig said that there are neither party has set any pre-conditions. "Everything has been sorted out," he said putting to rest speculation that anything other than the customary mourning period for the late Mufti Sayeed is the reason behind delay in the decision.

With this, the Congress is ruled out as an option. There was a burst of speculation after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi met Mehbooba at her Srinagar residence.

“The state is still in mourning. Mehboobaji is still in a state of shock and the government would be formed once she is out of mourning,” Baig said.

The four-day mourning ended on Sunday and senior party leaders said that Mehbooba, who has confined herself to her house, is not yet in a "proper frame of mind”.

With Agencies

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Updated Date: Jan 17, 2016 03:47:29 IST

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