Assembly election results: PDP, BJP and rotational chief ministership

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Srinagar, Dec 23: Although a hypothetical alliance, especially after Mehbooba Mufti confirmed that there could not and would not be any alliance between the PDP and the BJP. However, given that there might not be any clear majority win for any of the governments, let us assume that both PDP and the BJP join hands in forming a coalition government.

PDP

Speculations are rife that both the parties could opt for a rotational CMship, which means they would divide the tenure equally among themselves.

This situation has been occuring in front of the BJP time and again. In the year 2010, BJP and JMM has struck a similar deal between the BJP's Arjun Munda-led team and the JMM. In the deal inked by them, the BJP will lead the government for 28 months and the new.

BJP and PDP are fighting for maximum number of seats out of the 87 constituency seats. While PDP's Mehbooba Mufti is being considered for the Chief Ministrial fray, BJP is yet to realise the winning candidate for the CM's position.

A change is required

If at all, the parties have to join hands, a significant time will go in achieving a common ideological platform, given the fact that they both have contradictory views in the parliament.

Meanwhile, the alliance will also be an apt answer to dynastic politics that has been overruling democracy in the valley.

[Read: BJP would prefer to lead Jammu and Kashmir government]

A footing

Be it an alliance with its staunch opposition in the parliament, but BJP would gain a strong foothold in Jammu and Kashmir that was ruled by the Congress-allied JKNC, represented by Omar Abdullah.

The poll results in the 10 border constituencies also reflect the people's demand for a change. Initial poll reviews show that people at the turbulent border want a strong hand to curb terrorism.

Clearly, the Abdullah government failed in this. In fact, he himself admitted that the Jammu floods and the increasing infiltrations were the biggest mistakes by his government.

If in power, the BJP indeed would have a Himalayan task at hand to meet its election agenda of border security and infrastructure.

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