Jammu and Kashmir: Speculations rife as Congress cozies up to Mehbooba

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Srinagar, Jan 10: There has been speculation galore following the meeting of Congress President, Sonia Gandhi and Peoples' Democratic Party Chief, Mehbooba Mufti.

Mehbooba is set to take over as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir following the death of her father, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Congress cozies up to Mehbooba

The 20 minute meeting between Sonia Gandhi and Mehbooba has led to speculation.

While the Congress has rejected allegations that it is trying to enter into an alliance with the PDP in J&K, the BJP which is the alliance partner in the state too has said that there is no danger to the government.

Mehbooba is all set to take over as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and the BJP has said that it has no objection to the same. The BJP's Ram Madhav and Nitin Gadkari too met with Mehbooba following the death of Mufti Mohammad Syed. The two leaders however maintained that there was nothing political about the meeting.

Speculation rife:

It has been claimed by a section of the media that Mehbooba bas set some conditions for the BJP-PDP combine to continue in Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP has, however, rubbished these reports and stated that there is no threat to the coalition.

The coalition will continue and we support the candidature of Mehbooba as the CM, BJP sources said. The BJP leaders said that the meeting with Mehbooba was nothing political and they were only visiting her to pay their condolences.

The Congress too on the other hand maintained that they were only paying condolences and there was no political agenda behind the meetings.

Mehbooba on the other hand had decided to stay confined to her home for the next couple of days and will not make any statement.

She has indicated that she is mourning the death of her father. Until the mourning period is over, she will not take any decision or make any political statement, her party workers have said.

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