J&K: Mehbooba ups ante, BJP will wait till Jan 31

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Srinagar, Jan 28: The Bharatiya Janata Party will wait until January 31 before taking a final call on the coalition with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir.

The PDP is scheduled to hold an important meeting on January 31 in which the future of the coalition in the state is expected to be discussed.

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Sources say that a final picture will become clear by January 31 and the BJP has decided not to react until the PDP completes that crucial meeting.

Meanwhile the PDP appears to have stepped up pressure and is expected to list out some demands to the BJP before it could finalise the government formation.

The family of the late Mufti Mohammad Syed even vacated the Chief Minister's residence while also giving up security and the official vehicles allotted to them.

Fresh demands:

Mehbooba Mufti who is most likely to become the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir if the coalition with the BJP works out is expected to make a few more demands. She would want the separatists to be engaged in talks with the government.

The BJP has made it clear in the past as well that they cannot engage separatists in talks where Kashmir is concerned.

Further Mehbooba is also likely to tell the BJP to refrain from making controversial statements regarding Article 370 which leads to trouble in the state.Further she is also likely to demand a free hand in running the state.

BJP sources tell OneIndia that they have not been told anything as of now. There is no official communication to us on any demand as of now.

As pointed out earlier, we will wait till January 31 before taking a final call on the coalition. The BJP leader also said that they are hopeful that things would be sorted out while also adding that none are in favour of mid-term polls.

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