Govt Formation Will Be Delayed Till Delhi Polls: BJP

12 January 2015
Rising Kashmir
Sumaiya Yousuf

Srinagar: With Delhi going for polls on February 7, the rightwing Bhartiya Jantiya Party (BJP) Monday hinted that government formation in J&K will be delayed till elections in the national capital. 'BJP would surely form government in the State but time is needed to iron out the differences on core issues and ideologies,' BJP's national spokesperson Nalin Kohli told Rising Kashmir over phone from Delhi. He said Delhi elections may or may not be the reason for delay in government formation in J&K. 'We have got time and won't make any decision in hurry'. Nalin said BJP will take its time in government formation in the State. 'The delay may or may not be because of Delhi elections'. He asserted that government in the State will not be formed without BJP's support. 'BJP will form government to fulfil the promises made with the people of State during electioneering'. Referring to imposition of Governor's rule in the state, BJP national spokesperson said the vacuum was important to be filled but ultimately government has to be formed. 'People of Jammu and Kashmir have trusted BJP and it becomes responsibility of the party to meet their expectations,' he said adding. The BJP and PDP were engaged in back-channel talks on government formation in the State but failed to cobble up the alliance, paving way for imposition of Governor's rule in the State. 'Governors rule in a way is good for the parties because there is no more pressure on them to take decision in hurry. Now BJP has the time and it will take decision wisely and without any hurry,' sources said. Meanwhile, National Conference (NC) working President and former chief minister Omar Abdullah questioned PDP and BJP as to why J&K has to wait for the Delhi elections to form government. 'Will someone from PDP or BJP4 please tell us why we in J&K are being made to wait for Delhi election results for a government here?' Omar tweeted today.