PDP says tie up with NC, Congress an option to form govt

Srinagar, Dec 29: As suspense over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir continued, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today said the idea of a grand alliance with National Conference and Congress was an option for forming a stable government in the state.

"A grand alliance with PDP, National Conference and Congress as partners is also an option," PDP spokesman Naeem Akhtar told PTI.


Akhtar said it was one of the options that can be explored to form a stable government in the state and also fulfil the aspirations of all the regions of the state.

The idea of such an alliance was mooted by senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. PDP has emerged as the single largest party with 28 seats in the 87-member Assembly followed closely by BJP with 25 seats while NC bagged 15.

While Congress won 12 seats, smaller parties and independents got seven seats. No political party has been able to yet muster the support of 44 MLAs required to form the government in the state.

Congress, NC and several independents have offered support to the PDP for government formation. 


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