Srinagar December 26th, 2014: National Conference Friday said that its offer of support to PDP stands intact as has been expressed by the Party Working President Mr. Omar Abdullah.
"Our offer has been conveyed first by the Party Working President through the public domain, then we have issued a statement offering such a support and the support offer has also been conveyed verbally directly to PDP through a trusted intermediary formally. It is on record", NC Spokesman Junaid Mattu said in a statement issued from Srinagar.
"It is a serious offer and stands as it is. Now it is for PDP to approach National Conference for our support if they choose to seek it. The ball lies in their court, not ours", he said.
Refuting reports of an alleged "letter" written by NC to PDP, NC Spokesman Junaid Mattu said, "We are not begging PDP to accept our support that we would write letters to them. Did PDP seek a letter of support from BJP before authorizing their leader and MP Muzaffar Beig to enter into talks with the BJP? Why ask NC for a letter then?"
"They are the single largest party and have various options to cobble together a government. They can choose what they want to do. Our offer is one of the options they have. If they want it, they should reciprocate. No letters will be written from NC" the NC Spokesman said.
"It is PDP that needs numbers as it has emerged as the single largest party short of the mark of majority in the Assembly. If they want our support, they can ask for it formally. Bringing up ridiculous objections to the medium of such an offer of support cannot be PDP's alibi for not coming up with a clear, unambiguous response. The ball continues to lie in their court. Our offer has been formally conveyed through an appropriate channel and no further efforts need to be made from our side. We continue to hope that PDP will respond in a clear, unambiguous manner", NC Spokesman Junaid Mattu said.