Srinagar, Dec 23: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday made it clear that her party will take time in deciding over alliance after a fractured mandate in Jammu and Kashmir, with her party likely to finish at top.
"We are not in a hurry to cobble up numbers. Will explore possibilities to give a credible govt," said Mehbooba.
J&K was heading for a hung Assembly with PDP emerging as the single largest party by bagging 24 seats and leading in 4, while BJP also made gains by winning 25 seats and was ahead on 2, all in Jammu. However, BJP failed to make inroads in the Valley.
Mehbooba said the virdict in Jammu is against Congress and National Conference.
Outgoing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah won from Beerwah but lost in Sonawar while his National Conference, which was the single largest party in 2008 assembly polls with 28 seats, bagged seven seats and was leading in eight others.
Congress, which was part of the ruling coalition led by Omar, won four seats and was ahead in eight. It had won 17 seats in the last election.