PDP-BJP alliance likely to form government in J&K after January 13
Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti will take oath as the Jammu and Kashmir chief minister anytime after the end of the seven-day official mourning for her late father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday, a party leader said here on Tuesday.
The party also said that neither it nor its alliance partner - Bharatiya Janata Party - had set any preconditions for the formation of the new government in the state, paving way for the existing alliance to continue governing the state.
"Without any preconditions from either side, Mehboobaji will take oath as the chief minister anytime after the seven-day official mourning ends tomorrow," Peoples Democratic Party spokesman Mehboob Beg told reporters.
"The terms of alliance already worked out will continue to govern the relationship between the two parties in the next government," he asserted.
Beg said the PDP president will respect the people's mandate and carry forward the agenda of development set by the late chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
The state announced a seven-day official mourning when Sayeed passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on January 7.
There had been a sense of uncertainty over the formation of government in the state after the demise of Mufti Mohammed Sayeed. A visit by Congress president Sonia Gandhi also fuelled speculations of another dispensation coming to form in the state.