SRINAGAR: Raising hopes of formation of the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir, senior PDP leader and MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig said on Monday his party’s alliance with the saffron party was intact and denied that party chief Mehbooba Mufti had demanded confidence building measures as a pre-condition.
“PDP president Mehbooba Mufti never used the word CBM. She never demanded announcing of CBMs and never said anything like that anywhere. CBMs are announced between the enemy and hostile countries,” Baig told reporters in Jammu after addressing a function, organised to pay homage to former CM Mufti Sayeed on the 40th day of mourning. The PDP leader said his party was not talking to an enemy but to an ally with which it had formed a coalition government headed by Mufti Sayeed. He said Mehbooba only wanted an assurance from the BJP regarding implementation of the ‘Agenda of Alliance’ in a time-bound manner. “We want to tell people that in the first year, we will do this thing and what will be our priories in the following years,” he clarified.
Asked whether PDP and BJP alliance was intact, Baig said, “Of course, our party’s alliance with BJP is intact and there was no question of making any fresh demands.” In reply to a question when will the government be formed, he said he cannot give a time-frame.