J&K: BJP, PDP will have to take a call before April 9

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Srinagar, Mar 16: The BJP and the PDP have time till April 9 to work out the modalities and form a government in Jammu and Kashmir.

If no deal is worked out by April 9, then the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir may have to dissolve the assembly.

BJP, PDP need to take call before Apr 9

According to the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, the Governor of the state should dissolve the assembly if there is no government in place for six months.

The six month period is calculated from the date of the last sitting of the legislative assembly. In the instant case, the six month period ends on April 9.

If the house is dissolved, the state will go to polls. This topic has now become a subject matter of legal debate with others claiming that the governor can only suspend the house, six months after the imposition of President's rule.

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A tiny ray of hope:

Both the BJP and the PDP are in no mood for elections at the moment. However both parties also do not want give away too much in a bid to protect their vote banks.

The BJP says that the balls in the PDP's court. We are ready to walk the extra mile where demands of development and funds are concerned the BJP has said.

The PDP on the other hand led by Mehbooba Mufti has asked for Confidence Building Measures from the centre, failing which she had even threatened to end ties with the BJP.

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Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley has assured that there would be impartial development in the state.

While PDP leaders have been urging Mehbooba Mufti to take a call soon, she did not appear to be in any hurry. She continues to play her cards carefully.

However both the PDP and the BJP saw a glimmer of hope when she visited Delhi yesterday. Both the parties have seen this as a positive move and feel that a crucial meeting will be held between senior BJP leaders and Mehbooba.

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