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BJP still in talks with PDP, NC for govt formation in J&K: Amit Shah

The BJP chief said the NDA government wants to bring in a law against forcible conversions.

By: Press Trust of India Written by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Updated: January 2, 2015 8:36:43 pm
BJP President Amit Shah. BJP President Amit Shah.

BJP President Amit Shah has showed confidence of forming government in Jammu and Kashmir in coming days. Shah on Friday said his party has been holding talks with both PDP and NC over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir but there has been no fruitful outcome yet.

“Talks are on with both parties. There has been no fruitful outcome (yet),” he told reporters here, a day after BJP sought more time from Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra in view of the ongoing dialogue with parties.

“We want to form government in Jammu & Kashmir,” Shah, who was here to review BJP’s membership drive in Maharashtra, said.

On a day long visit to Mumbai, Shah outlined the six months socio-economic achievements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government and growing support of people that has resulted in BJP’s striking victory in four states.
Shah described the party’s outcome in the Jammu and Kashmir elections as “ sizeable victory”. He emphasised, “ We want to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir,” The BJP won 25 seats out of total 87 seats in J&K. The PDP emerged as single largest party with 28 seats.

The magic figure to form the government would be half way mark of 44 seats.

Commenting on BJP’s failure to make inroads in Kashmir, Shah said, “Overall, results in J &K shows we have made a huge impact and got the support from the people. It is a massive mandate with party emerging ahead of others.”

However, he wondered why anybody should try to undermine the electoral success of the BJP in J&K. Refusing to join the debate on why BJP failed to make greater inroads in Kashmir on the lines of Jammu. Shah in his characteristic tough style said, “BJP is amongst the largest party.”

On forthcoming Delhi Assembly elections he said, “ We are confident of getting absolute majority.” He attributed the electoral success in states to growing support of the people to the BJP.

Shah refused to comment on the CBI court order that discharged him in the fake encounter case of Sohrabuddin Shaikh and Tulsiram Prajapati.

He asserted BJP’s stand on ‘ghar vapsi’ saying the party is against against forcible conversion.” He added, “Once the anti-conversion law is made it would automatic pave the way and stop such conversions.”

(With inputs from PTI)

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