J&K government formation - Mehbooba likely to meet Prime Minister today

The chief of the PDP, Mehbooba Mufti is likely to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discuss the formation of the Jammu and Kashmir government.

The BJP had last week stated that the talks with the PDP had failed as they were not in any mood to accept any fresh demands.

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The formation of the government in the state was looking bleak, but a visit by Mehbooba to Delhi raised hopes.

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The PDP with 27 MLAs and the BJP with 25 had formed a government in March 2015, but following the death of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, there has been no government in place.

Mehbooba who took over from her father has been making several demands and this had not gone down too well with the BJP.

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who had assured of a package to Jammu and Kashmir said yesterday that Mehbooba must make up her mind.

He even said that the two parties are ideologically different but came together for the people of the state.

The meeting with the PM which is scheduled for today will discuss the formation of the government and also the way forward.

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Both parties are not ready for an election immediately and will attempt to iron out differences. While the BJP has made it clear that no fresh demands would be accepted, it is however ready for some concessions.

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