Not just five or six but a big chunk of Peoples Democratic Party MLAs are in constant touch with the BJP high command as the saffron party aims to form a BJP-led government in Jammu and Kashmir before the 2019 Parliamentary elections, top party sources said.
"The number of PDP MLAs who have revolted against the party is only going to swell in the coming days," a very senior BJP leader, who was given a cabinet berth after reshuffle on April 30 this year, informed Greater Kashmir.
Requesting not to be named, the former cabinet minister informed, "A big chunk of PDP MLAs is ready to ally with the BJP for forming next government in the state," but added, "while the things are moving forward (on government formation) but are a bit slow at present."
"The party high command is moving forward to form government in the state," he said. "The high command is in no mood to let go the huge mandate which the party got from Jammu region in the last Assembly elections".
The BJP leader said that not only PDP, but some members from other parties "are also in touch with the party high command".
"There is every possibility of split in some other parties also," he said.
"What happened when BJP expelled its seven (7) MLAs for cross voting? They all completed their term and remained members of the House," the BJP leader said.
When the state president of the BJP Ravainder Raina was contacted for his comments on the development, he did not rule out the possibility of farming a government. "If one government has fallen, the other government could well also be formed, this is all part of democracy," he said.
"Our priority is to ensure peace and development in the state and give peaceful atmosphere to the people of the state," Raina said.