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BJP, PDP discuss Jammu and Kashmir government formation


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Srinagar, Dec 26 (IANS) Talks between the BJP and the PDP for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir is expected to continue on Friday, party sources said.

BJP top sources told IANS that two rounds of talks were held on Thursday between BJP general secretary Ram Madhav and senior PDP leader and parliamentarian Muzaffar Hussain Baig in Srinagar.

"The talks remained inconclusive and will continue," BJP sources told IANS.

PDP sources said the party is discussing a common minimum programme with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

"There has to be a clear common minimum programme before we join hands with future allies," PDP sources said.

Former chief minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah has again said he did not meet any BJP leader to discuss an alliance.

NC leader who won elections from central Kashmir Badgam seat Syed Ruhullah said on Thursday any truck with the BJP would be against the interests of the people of Kashmir and the NC.

Ruhullah’s statement came amid media speculations that the BJP and the NC were close to reaching an agreement on coalition in the state.

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