The stalemate over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir continued with both PDP and BJP, allies in the dispensation headed by late Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, remaining tight-lipped about the future course of action.There is a likelihood of a meeting of PDP on Friday amid the party’s assertion that BJP should communicate whether it was willing “implement” what has been agreed in the ‘Agenda of Alliance’ of last year. “The party has conveyed its stand on the government formation and it is now for the BJP to make the next move — whether they are willing to implement what has been agreed upon in the ‘Agenda of Alliance’,” a PDP leader said.Senior party leader Naeem Akhtar has made it clear that PDP would review what was achieved during the 10 months of the coalition government with the BJP under Sayeed.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”Mufti Sahib had a vision for making Jammu and Kashmir a modern state. Due to his death, his vision is yet to be realised. The party under the leadership of Mehbooba Mufti will need to review how much we have succeeded to fulfill Mufti Sahib’s vision so far,” he said. Describing the ‘Agenda of Alliance’ as a “sacred document” and not a piece of “scripture”, Akhtar said it needed to be assessed whether the “common vision” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mufti had been taken forward.He said there have been several “gaps” in its implementation and in this context referred to the issues like return of power projects to the state, developing of smart cities, return of land under use of armed forces.”I am saying these are areas of concern of Jammu and Kashmir as well as national concern,” the PDP leader said, adding BJP should do some stock-taking. He said Mufti, with his stature, could “absorb” these concerns but in his absence PDP has a dilemma as to whether things can be carried forward in the same manner.BJP, on the other hand, was tight-lipped on government formation. Senior party leader and union minister Jitendra Singh said he has “no idea” about any differences with PDP. “I honestly believe that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi the entire country has moved forward on a development plank at a very fast pace and I wish, really wish, that the state of Jammu and Kashmir should not allow itself to be deprived of this opportunity,” he told reporters in Jammu on the sidelines of a function.Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said the PDP’s review of the performance of its coalition with the BJP was a vindication of opposition charge that the government did “absolutely nothing” in the past 10 months.”Effectively making our point that their government did absolutely nothing for 10 months,” Omar wrote on Twitter. The state has been under Governor’s Rule since January 9 as PDP and BJP did not stake claim for government formation after the Sayeed’s death.

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Stalemate over government formation continues in Jammu and Kashmir