The uncertainty over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) continued even weeks have passed after the demise of former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
There is no indication of any clear date for the formation of new government as yet and BJP is awaiting PDP's nod to go ahead with government formation. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti had recently called a legislature party meeting to discuss the issue of government formation. Reportedly, she has laid conditions for forming a coalition government with the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir, seeking assurances from the Modi government on political and economic issues concerning the State. The PDP has indicated that it won`t go ahead with the alliance with the BJP if the terms agreed previously under the leadership of former chief minister Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed are not implemented in letter and spirit.
Mufti passed away on January 7, 2016. The State is under Governor’s Rule from 9th of January.