Jammu, Jan 30: The Bharatiya Janata Party is not prepared to blink or re-negotiate the terms with the PDP where the formation of the Jammu and Kashmir government is concerned. Following the death of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, there has been a deadlock with the PDP wanting to re-negotiate the terms of the Agenda of Alliance with the BJP.
The BJP has made it clear that there shall be no re-negotiation of the AoA. This would mean that the BJP is in no mood to listen to the fresh demands that are being made by the PDP. While at first Mehbooba Mufti had stayed away as she was in mourning later on the ante was upped with fresh demands being sent out.
None are blinking
Both the BJP and PDP are not ready to blink as yet. The BJP is awaiting a crucial meeting of the PDP which is to be held tomorrow before taking a final call on the fate of the coalition.
The BJP has indicated that if there are any issues the PDP leaders could address it in the coordination committee which comprises the party chiefs of the BJP and PDP. Issues can be ironed out, but re-negotiating the terms of the AoA is ruled out says Ashok Kaul, the general secretary of the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir.
The BJP feels that re-negotiating the terms of the AoA is not warranted. There were two and half months of intense discussions before both the parties reached a consensus and formed the government in the state. What is the point of going into it once again, the BJP asks.
Mehbooba on the the other has a fresh set of demands. She does not want the issues relating to beef ban and Article 370 to be raised. She also feels that some of the power projects must be handed over to the state by the centre. Further she also wants clarity on the special package for Jammu and Kashmir.