PDP-BJP Government likely in Jammu-Kashmir; Talks reach track 2

Saturday, Jan 24, 2015,22:06 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Jammu | Amid speculation on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed today said track two dialogue with BJP is in progress. Track two dialogue with BJP over the formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir is in progress, the former chief minister said while addressing party leaders here. Sayeed said that once he 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 that 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 that 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 that PDP would also demand the transfer of NHPC-run power projects in the state to the government of Jammu and Kashmir. Sayeed said that 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.