New Delhi, Feb 2: The suspense over the formation of the government in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to continue for sometime. Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed, the PDP leader who met with the governor appraised him of the situation and also explained why there was a delay in the formation of the government.
Mehbooba Mufti who spoke with the media later said that the centre should initiate Confidence Building Measures specific to Jammu and Kashmir. If this is done then a government will be in place in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mehbooba had earlier met with the Governor of J&K, N N Vohra who had yesterday sought clarity on the fate of the government in the state. He had told both the BJP and the PDP to give some clarity regarding the fate of the government by today. Mehbooba said after the meeting with Vohra that if the government is to be formed then the centre should initiate confidence building measures that are specific to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier In the day BJP leader Nirmal Singh called on Mehbooba. After the brief meeting he said that it was just a courtesy call and nothing more. He said that the BJP was interested in continuing with the coalition in the state. He said that the vision of both the Prime Minister and the late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will continue in Jammu and Kashmir.
While the PDP has sought assurances from the Centre on a host of issues, the BJP remains tight lipped on the developments. The BJP feels that the agenda of alliance must be intact and no changes should be effected. However Mehbooba has once again put the ball back in the BJP's court demanding confidence building measures for the the alliance to continue.