J&K: PDP turns down Omar's 'unconditional support', says people voted for change

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Srinagar, Jan 14: The People's Democratic Party on Wednesday turned down National Conference president Omar Abdullah's ‘unconditional support' to form Government, saying Governor's rule is better than any alliance with NC.

The party said people of J&K have voted for change and have voted against NC, so it won't take Omar Abdullah's help to form Government.

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"Governor's rule is better than any alliance with NC. People voted for change. They voted against National Conference. It is a power-hungry party," PDP chief spokesperson Naeem Akhtar was quoted as saying in Firstpost report.

Earlier on Tuesday, National Conference president Omar Abdullah wrote to Governor formally offering support to PDP for forming a government.

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"@JKNC_has written to Governor Vohra Sahib reiterating our offer of support to @jkpdp and asking him to call us before deciding the assembly viability," tweeted Omar.

In a statement, the party said Abdullah urged Vohra to consult the party leadership before taking any final decision regarding the future of the present assembly and its viability in the formation of the government.

In the letter, Abdullah said that National Conference has offered to support to PDP, which has emerged as the single largest party in the just-concluded Assembly elections, a party release said.

"However, the political impasse in the state, due to indecisiveness of the PDP has led to the imposition of the Governor's rule and placing of the State Assembly in suspended animation despite an overwhelming participation of the people of Jammu and Kashmir in the electoral process", the letter said.

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The Assembly polls, whose results were declared on December 23 last, threw up a fractured mandate. PDP emerged as the single largest party with 28 seats in the 87-member House.

BJP bagged 25 seats, NC 15 and Congress 12.

PDP and BJP have been in talks but failed to reach any agreement even three weeks after the results came, following which the Governor's Rule was imposed in the state.

As none of the parties or combination of parties staked claim for government formation, Governor's Rule was imposed on January 9 after Omar asked to be relieved of the caretaker Chief Minister's duties.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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