JAMMU AND KASHMIR ASSEMBLY

  • J&K: PDP refuses NC's 'unconditional support', says people voted for change January 14, 2015

    Srinagar: The People's Democratic Party on Wednesday rejected the formal support offered by Omar Abdullah's National Conference to form government in Jammu and Kashmir. PDP spokesperson Naeem Akhtar said, "People have voted for change. The party finds the Governor's rule better. The Kashmir valley has rejected NC." Earlier on Tuesday evening...
  • J&K government formation: NC supports PDP, writes to Governor January 13, 2015

    Srinagar: The logjammed political scene in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a new twist on Tuesday with National Conference writing to Governor NN Vohra to inform about offer of support to PDP and insisting that it should be consulted before any decision on government formation is taken. PDP responded guardedly, saying...
  • J&K government formation: NC rules out support to BJP, ready to support PDP January 12, 2015

    Srinagar: With political stalemate continuing in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference's Working President Omar Abdullah on Monday held a meeting with top party leaders where it was decided that it will have no tie-up with BJP but was ready to support PDP in government-formation. The NC's Core Group discussed the...
  • J&K: NC core group meets over party affairs, says offer to PDP to form government still open January 12, 2015

    Srinagar: Three days after Governor's rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, the core group of the National Conference is meeting at former chief minister Omar Abdullah's residence to discuss the party affairs. The NC has claimed that its offer to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to form government...
  • Centre recommends Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Centre on Friday recommended Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir after the major parties failed to form government in in the state. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had received J&K Governor NN Vohra's report on Thursday night on the government formation in the state. Jammu and Kashmir went to...
  • J&K: MHA receives report on government formation, Centre may recommend Governor's Rule in state January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: After the major parties having failed to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, the state is heading for a Governor's Rule with the Union Cabinet likely to recommend for the same. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh received Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra's report on Thursday, sources said. The...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah decides to step down as caretaker Chief Minister January 8, 2015

    Srinagar: Omar Abdullah on Thursday decided not to continue as caretaker Chief Minister, arguing that the state needed a full-time administrator to deal with the situation along the border with Pakistan. Omar met state Governor NN Vohra in Delhi on Wednesday night soon after his return from London after a 12-day...
  • Separatists, Hizbul exert pressure on PDP against going with BJP in Jammu and Kashmir January 8, 2015

    Srinagar: Even though the People's Democratic Party is the single largest in the 87-member Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, yet it is no where near forming the next government in the state. With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning 25 seats to emerge as the second largest party in the state...
  • BJP leaders meet Amit Shah but no decision on J&K government formation yet January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Almost a fortnight after the results for Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections were declared, there is still no headway on government formation in the state. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders from J&K met party chief Amit Shah in Delhi on Monday to discuss the strategy for talks...
  • Key strategy meet of BJP leaders begins, members say party will be part of government formation in J&K January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: As the deadlock over government formation continues in Jammu and Kashmir, key strategic meet of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders is underway at the Delhi headquarters. BJP leaders have said that the party will be a part of the government formation in the state. Party leader Jugal Kishore Sharma said,...
  • Deadlock continues over government formation in J&K, Amit Shah to meet state BJP leaders today January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: As the deadlock over government formation continues in Jammu and Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah will hold meetings with party leaders from the state in New Delhi on Monday to discuss the strategy ahead. Sources said that BJP's national general secretary Ram Madhav will meet the...
  • PDP chief Mehbooba says no plan of talks with BJP over government formation in J&K January 4, 2015

    Srinagar: Rejecting reports that her party will start formal talks with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that no such decision has been taken. "There are no such plans to talk to BJP over...
  • J&K government formation: PDP, Separatist leader meeting likely to spark row January 2, 2015

    Srinagar: The People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday got embroiled in row after party patriarch Mufti Mohammad Sayeed met separatist leader Abdul Gani Bhat. The meeting between the two leaders is likely to invite criticism from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as PDP is in talks with it for a...
  • Aim to form a stable government in J&K, not in any hurry, says BJP January 1, 2015

    Srinagar: Even days after the results of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections were declared, hectic parleys over government formation in the state are still underway. Bharatiya Janata Party leaders on Thursday met Governor NN Vohra and said that discussions on government formation are on. "The BJP is in no...
  • PDP should take lead in J&K government formation: Congress December 31, 2014

    Jammu: Peoples Democratic party must take a lead in the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir as it has emerged as the largest party in the Assembly, Congress said on Wednesday. "In my opinion, the first step on the government formation should be taken by the PDP which has emerged...
  • J&K mandate decisive as well as divisive, no hurry to form government: PDP's Mehbooba Mufti December 31, 2014

    Srinagar: Refusing to spill the beans, People's Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti said that they are in no hurry to form government in Jammu and Kashmir. Soon after meeting Governor NN Vohra, Mehbooba said that it was an informal meet and no decision has been taken yet. "J&K has given...
  • PDP's Mehbooba Mufti to meet J&K Governor to discuss government formation December 31, 2014

    Srinagar: A week after Jammu and Kashmir delivered a fractured mandate, there is still no clarity over who will form the next government in the state. People's Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti is scheduled to meet Governor NN Vohra on Wednesday to discuss the formation of the government. The meeting...
  • J&K: BJP says no government possible without them, to submit proposal to Governor on January 1 December 30, 2014

    Jammu: Bhartiya Janata Party on Tuesday asserted that no government in Jammu and Kashmir was possible without the party being part of it, even as a two-member party delegation met Governor NN Vohra to discuss the matter and said it would submit a formal proposal to him on January 1. "Efforts...
  • National Conference authorise Farooq, Omar to decide on government formation in J&K December 30, 2014

    Srinagar: The newly-elected MLAs of National Conference on Tuesday authorised party president Farooq Abdullah and working president Omar Abdullah to take a decision on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. "All the (newly-elected) representatives have reposed their faith in the leadership of Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah and will support any...
  • BJP leaders meet J&K Governor as fate of next government still unclear December 30, 2014

    Srinagar: With Jammu and Kashmir yet to get a government even a week after Assembly elections results threw up a hung verdict, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Ram Madhav and state unit chief Jugal Kishore met Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday. The BJP seems to have hardened its stand and...
  • PDP keen on 'grand alliance' with BJP, Congress in J&K: sources December 30, 2014

    Srinagar: As suspense over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir continues, sources say the People's Democratic Party has suggested the idea of a "grand alliance" with the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. According to sources, PDP patriarch Mufti Mohammad Sayeed feels that the "grand alliance", if formed, will be...
  • J&K government formation: PDP suggests alliance with NC, Congress December 29, 2014

    Srinagar: The PDP on Monday came out with the idea of a "grand alliance" with its arch rival National Conference (NC) and the Congress to form the new government in Jammu and Kashmir, introducing a new element in the power sweepstakes. ...
  • No signs of PDP, BJP government in J&K; both NC, Congress stand by their offer December 28, 2014

    Srinagar: Four days after the Assembly elections result, there are still no signs of government formation anytime soon in Jammu and Kashmir. Governor NN Vohra has sent letters to both the Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party asking for their next step. The results on December 23 led to a...
  • J&K: PDP hints tie-up with BJP; demands assurance on Article 370, AFSPA December 27, 2014

    The People's Democratic Party has hinted that it is ready to tie up with Bhartiya Janata Party but it has demanded assurance on two contentious issues. First, the safeguard of Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and the second, revocation of Armed Force Special Protection Act...
  • PDP rules out compromise on Article 370, AFSPA; J&K government formation deadlocked December 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Four days have passed since Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election results were declared but the deadlock over government formation continues as the single largest party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday said that it will not compromise on issues like Article 370 and Armed Force Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Rejecting...
  • PDP seeks assurance from BJP on Article 370, AFSPA December 27, 2014

    Srinagar: The stalemate over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir continued for the fifth day as PDP sought assurance from BJP over certain issues like safeguarding Article 370 and revocation of AFSPA which form the core agenda of the regional party. "All options are still open, no decision has been...
  • BJP keeps all its options open over government formation in J&K, talks continue with PDP, NC December 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as hectic politicking continues in Jammu and Kashmir over government formation, the Bharatiya Janata Party has kept all its options open and is in talks with both the Peoples Democratic Party and the National Conference. The BJP with 25 seats is the second largest party in the 87-member...
  • Hectic politicking in J&K over government formation, Governor to meet PDP, BJP December 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Hectic politicking continues in Jammu and Kashmir over who will form the government in the state. The elections result on December 23 led to a fractured mandate in the state with the Peoples Democratic Party winning 28 seats, the Bharatiya Janata Party 25, National Conference 15 and the...
  • Don't bulldoze regional parties in J&K: Congress to BJP December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday asked BJP not to indulge in "arm-twisting" tactics and be "insensitive" while "bulldozing" its way on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. "The way BJP is bulldozing itself on regional parties in Jammu and Kashmir and that's just being insensitive towards the...
  • Jammu & Kashmir Governor calls PDP, BJP for parleys on government formation December 26, 2014

    Jammu/Srinagar: Amid continuing suspense over government formation, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Friday invited for discussions PDP and BJP, the first and second largest parties in the elections, which threw up a highly-fractured verdict with no clear winner. Vohra has sent letters separately to PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti...