National Conference not untouchable for us: BJP leader

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Srinagar, Dec 23: BJP General Secretary and in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir Ramesh Arora on Monday said the National Conference (NC) is not untouchable for the saffron party.

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Arora said the BJP can forge an alliance with the NC in the interests of the state, adding that the final decision will be determined by the results.


Eighty-seven seats of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly went to a five-phase election between November 25 and December 20 and the results were bing declared on Tuesday. The BJP, which won three seats in the state in the Lok Sabha election held earlier this year, is hopeful of emerging with flying colours in the assembly poll as well. [Severe cold grips J&K on result day]

The BJP leader, however, ruled out any alliance with the People's Democratic Party (PDP), the current opposition party, saying his party's views have little in common with the PDP's agenda. He said the BJP could not support the PDP's slogans like 'Muzaffarbad Chalo' or talks of dual currency.

On Monday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and NC leader Omar Abdullah ruled out any post-poll alliance with BJP over the latter's stand on issues like Article 370, Uniform Civil Code and Babri Masjid.

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