The BJP leaders in Jammu and Kashmir said on Thursday that government formation would take a few days and that they sought time from Governor NN Vohra to reach a decision. They also admitted that parlays have been initiated to end the political uncertainty in the state. The results of the Assembly polls in J&K were declared on 23 December.
"Talks are on and whenever we reach any decision about government formation, we will inform you," the party leaders said.
Led by BJP state president Jughal Kishore, a party delegation met Governor Vohra at Raj Bhawan on Thursday afternoon and held consultations about government formation. Vohra had invited the BJP leaders for dialogue.
The BJP leader later said that his party supported a stable government in the state but didn't give away much on whether they had started talks with PDP or any other party on the issue, reports India Today.
According to Kishore the BJP delegation told the governor that the mandate of the people of J&K was for a stable government. "We are committed that a stable government should come up, a government which would last for full six-year term and work for development," said Kishore.
"Whatever coalition comes up, it should be a stable one and last a full term for the welfare of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. If we have to come up with a stable government, it would take some time," added the BJP state president.
PDP emerged as the single-largest party with 28 seats followed by BJP with 25 seats in the recently-concluded assembly elections in the state. National Conference and Congress got 15 and 12 seats respectively. The remaining seven seats in the 87-member Legislative Assembly were won by Independents and smaller parties.