No question of joining PDP in government formation: Congress leaders

This was the first meeting of senior party leaders from Jammu and Kashmir to review the party performance in the past and new strategy.

Published: 03rd July 2018 03:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd July 2018 03:43 PM   |  A+A-

Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad (File | PTI)


SRINAGAR: There was no question of joining Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or any other party to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir, senior Congress leaders said here on Tuesday.

A meeting to review the yearly performance of Congress was held in Srinagar on Tuesday.

The meeting was attended among others by former union minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, incharge J&K Ambika Soni, Pradesh Congress Committee president G A Mir, the former minister, present and former legislators and other senior leaders.

Mr Azad told reporters that there is no question of any alliance with the PDP to form the government. Ms Soni said this was the first meeting of senior party leaders from Jammu and Kashmir to review the party performance in the past and new strategy.

''We would like to hear from the state leaders the ground situation in Jammu and Kashmir, she said, adding, ''we will go to people with our agenda. It is yearly meeting to review the party strategy."

Mr Mir told reporters before the start of the meeting that it was the responsibility of the PDP and BJP to provide alternative government to the people in the state.

This was the first meeting of Congress after the collapse of the PDP-led coalition government following pulling out of BJP last month.

The state is under the Governor's rule after no party or parties could stake the claim. However, PDP is still largest party with 28 MLAs followed by BJP 25, National Conference (NC) 15 and Congress 12.

Peoples Conference (PC), supporting BJP has two members, while CPI(M) one and four are independents in the House of 87.

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