New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Days after Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti hinted at forming a government in alliance with the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh met state Governor N.N. Vohra here on Saturday.
During the meeting, Vohra briefed Singh on the steps taken for implementation of
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Rs.80,000 crore special package for the state, official sources said here.
There was, however, no word on whether Singh and the governor discussed government formation.
The state is under Governor’s Rule since Mehbooba Mufti declined to form the government in January after her father and chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed died.
Addressing her party workers in the state’s Kupwara town on March 7, Mehbooba Mufti said, “For me, the decision of forming an alliance with the BJP is a sacred legacy of my father.”
Initially, she had set a few conditions for forming an alliance government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The Rs.80,000 crore special package for Jammu and Kashmir announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 7, 2015 has components like humanitarian relief, disaster management, infrastructure and developmental spending.