The National Conference (NC) led by Omar Abdullah, which has 15 MLAs in J&K Assembly, continued to have a wait and watch policy, as Governor NN Vohra invited PDP and BJP for talks over the government formation in the state. Omar had earlier extended unconditional support to the PDP after his talks with the BJP failed over a Muslim CM. However, PDP rejected his support outright.
The PDP and BJP have been holding talks at various level for the last three days. The PDP is adamant over having the Chief Ministerial post and listed some other demands before the BJP. However, BJP wants to have its own CM, which has halted the talk process. BJP leader Ram Madhav is stationed in Srinagar and holding talks with various stakeholders.
It is believed that senior PDP leader Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will visit New Delhi today to hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the 87-member J&K Assembly, BJP has 25 seats, while PDP has 28 seats. The BJP has claimed the support of six out of seven ‘others’ who won the polls. However, the NC says two are with it. The Congress, which has won 12 seats, has claimed the support of 4 Independents.