Srinagar: Demanding from BJP to clear air on fresh speculation about government formation in the Jammu and Kashmir, the National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah said there would be no walkover in the Assembly polls.
The state is under Governor rule since July this year after BJP withdrew from the coalition government headed by PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, alleging discrimination with Ladakh and Jammu.
Taking to micro blogging site twitter former Chief Minister Omar said “ You got the control of a handful of towns & cities because NC & PDP stayed away (and the Congress did such a poor job of putting up a fight) do you really think we will give you a walkover in the Assembly polls?.
He was reacting to statement by BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav that PDP and NC say they’ll boycott elections until the matter of 35A is resolved. On the other hand, they ask to dissolve the assembly and call for an election. Let me ask you if there’s an election in the near future, will you contest it or boycott it.
The NC and PDP besides Communist Party of India (M) boycotted Urban Local Bodies (ULB) and panchayat elections in the state held after ten years.
In another tweet Omar said “ Sensible to clear the air about imminent government formation. There are far too many middle men & power hungry people trying to convince everyone in J&K that their entry in to the secretariat is imminent”.
He was reacting to statement of Mr Madhav that ever since Governor rule has been imposed in the J&K there has been development in all sectors. Even the public is happy. So, the party has decided that Governor’s Rule should continue for some more time.
No party or parties are in a position to form the government in the 87-member House. The PDP has emerged single largest party with 28 seats, followed by BJP 25 from Jammu region only, NC 15 and Congress 15 while Peoples Conference (PC) two, CPI-M one and four independents.