Jammu and Kashmir, Mar. 24 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday welcomed People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti’s election as the legislature party leader, adding there is hope that very soon there will be an elected government in Jammu and Kashmir.
“I think this is a welcome step. All the proceedings of today’s meetings were welcomed. I extend my greetings on behalf of my political party to Mehbooba Mufti on being elected as a party leader in the legislature. Definitely there was a stalemate in the formation of a new government in Jammu and Kashmir after the unfortunate demise of former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir,” BJP leader Ravinder Raina told ANI.
“I do hope that after this meeting, where Mehbooba Mufti is elected as the party leader.very soon you will find an elected government in Jammu and Kashmir. The Bharatiya Janata Party, both in Jammu and Kashmir and in Centre, was of the opinion that there should be an elected government in Jammu and Kashmir. People have voted us to form the government and it is our democratic, political and constitutional obligation to form the government,” he added.
Raina further stated that with the meeting of the PDP MLAs, there is hope that the stalemate is over now.
“After the BJP legislature meeting tomorrow, I hope we will meet the Governor and find the elected government in Jammu and Kashmir very soon,” he added.
The PDP MLAs earlier today unanimously elected party chief Mehbooba Mufti as the legislature party leader.
Speaking at the PDP meeting, Mehbooba thanked the party workers for extending their support to her and for backing her during testing times.
After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday, Mehbooba had said that she would take a final decision regarding the government formation and PDP-BJP alliance after consulting her party MLAs in the legislature meeting.
The BJP had earlier said that it was committed to the implementation of already agreed agenda of alliance.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra has called separate meetings with the PDP chief and BJP state president Sat Sharma tomorrow.
Jammu and Kashmir was placed under the Governor’s rule on January 8 after chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s death on January 7. (ANI)