NC Backs PDP Efforts to Keep BJP at Bay

Published: 27th December 2014 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th December 2014 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

SRINAGAR: With the PDP engaged in talks with the BJP regarding government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the National Conference (NC) on Friday yet again offered its support to the former to help cobble together a non-BJP Government.

“Our offer has been conveyed first by party working president Omar Abdullah through the public domain, then we issued a statement offering such a support and the support offer has also been conveyed verbally directly to the PDP through a trusted intermediary formally. It is on record. It is a serious offer and stands as it is,” NC spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu said.

“It is for the PDP to approach the NC for our support if they choose to seek it. The ball is in their court, not ours,” Mattu added.

Meanwhile, an independent legislator from Langate in border district of Kupwara, Engineer Abdur Rashid has demanded that the NC and the PDP should forge an alliance for government formation inorder to keep the BJP at bay.

PDP national spokesman Sameer Koul told Express that the party is trying to evolve a consensus on any of three options before it, including seekinng the support of the NC.

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