Track two dialogue with BJP on govt formation progress: PDP

Jammu: Putting an end to speculations on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party patron and former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Saturday said “track two” dialogue with BJP is in progress.

“Track two dialogue with BJP over the formation of government in J&K is in progress,” he said while addressing party leaders in Jammu.

Sayeed said once the dialogue gets some direction, a structured dialogue with BJP would be initiated.

“Once the track two dialogue gets some direction, a structure dialogue of the track one dialogue on the formation of a common minimum programme (CMP) will be initiated,” he said.

The PDP patron said his party is not “power hungry” and in no way resorts to the “sell-out” of its core ideology.

“PDP has its conditions and there will be no sell-out of our core ideology including the time bound revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and initiation of dialogue with Pakistan,” he said.

Sayeed said the party would want a special package for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially the youth, who are facing problems due to unemployment.

He said PDP would also demand the transfer of NHPC-run power projects in the state to the government of Jammu and Kashmir.

Sayeed said the state was going through a critical phase and people need a strong and stable government that can deliver on the promises made to them during the Assembly elections.


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