Mehbooba to take call on government formation in J&K: PDP

Srinagar, Jan. 17 (ANI): Commenting on the formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir, which is hanging fire since the demise of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on January 7, senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senior leader Naeem Akhtar on Sunday said the agenda of alliance was intact and party president Mehbooba Mufti had been authorised to take a call in this regard.

“The agenda of alliance is a secret document for us, and party leaders have authorised party president Mehbooba to take a decision in this regard,” he said.

When asked how long it would to form a government in the state, Akhtar said she would take her own call and time.

“There is no condition; good faith and implementation of the alliance’s agenda is foremost to the PDP, but the final call will be taken by Mehbooba,” he said in response to a question.

“The focus is on agenda, which has been the part of Mufti sahab’s vision, and we want to implement that vision, while Mehbooba will take a call on how best to do it,” said Akhtar, who was speaking to reporters after a meeting of PDP’s Core Committee.

Divulging detail about the meeting, he said that for the first time after the demise of Mufti sahab, the core group met under chairmanship Mehbooba Mufti to discuss the prevailing condition in the state and the party.

“The meeting lasted for four-five hours, where all leaders gave their opinion on how to carry forward the political vision of Mufti sahab, of which most importantly being good relations between India and Pakistan,” he said, adding that the friendship between India and Pakistan is very important for the betterment of Kashmir. (ANI)

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