New Delhi, Dec 29: Senior Congress leader in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir Ambika Soni on Sunday said that her party would support any party that was willing to form a secular government in Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking to media persons, Soni said the Congress though doesn't have the mandate to form the government but it is ready to any party which is willing to form a secular government in Jammu and Kashmir. The Congress won 12 seats in the recently concluded election and finished behind the People's Democratic Party (28 seats), the BJP (25 seats) and National Congress (17 seats).
Soni said senior Congress leaders in the state Ghulam Nabi Azad and Saifuddin Soz offered their party's support, both privately and publicly, to any party eager to make a secular government in the state.
Governor NN Vohra had written to PDP and BJP to meet him on January 1 and hold talks for government formation. This is the first step towards the formation of the government in the state after none of the parties managed to get a majority in the 87-member assembly.
Various theories about alliances were doing the rounds after the results came out. Even the NC offered unconditional support to regional rivals PDP to form the government. [4 possible scenarios in J&K]