Jammu, Dec 26: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is eager to get its first chief minister in Jammu and Kashmir where no party succeeded to get a majority in the just concluded assembly election but it is still not clear as to who the saffron party ally to form the government in the state.
If the BJP forges an alliance with the National Conference (NC), then it would have to give the deputy chief minister's post to the latter. In case the BJP goes with the PDP, then the two parties would have to manage the chief minister's office for three years each. The BJP would like to take the first responsibility of assuming the CM's post.
Now all eyes are on what moves the BJP make to forming the government in Jharkhand. But if the BJP indeed comes up with a Hindu chief minister for the state, it would make former Congress state minister Shyam Lal Sharma's dream of the state getting the first Hindu CM for Jammu and Kashmir. Sharma's remark sparked a big controversy in the political circle.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Union minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said that if any party joins hands with the BJP, then it will be wiped out from the state.