'Crucial issues' on table, PDP's LP meeting tomorrow

'Crucial issues' on table, PDP's LP meeting tomorrow

The PDP and BJP have fielded two candidates each—as part of their unofficial understanding—on the four RajyaSabha seats of the State.

Amid its parleys with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Peoples Democratic Party has called its legislature party meeting in Jammu on Saturday to “discuss some crucial issues.”

This will be the party’s first LP meeting since the declaration of assembly election results on December 23.

“There are some crucial issues on the agenda. The PDP top brass would apprise its legislators about their ongoing negotiations with the BJP over power-sharing,” sources, privy to the agenda, said.

The meeting, according to the sources, would also deliberate on the party’s strategy for the RajyaSabha polls scheduled on February 7.

The PDP and BJP have fielded two candidates each—as part of their unofficial understanding—on the four RajyaSabha seats of the State. The two parties are inching close to government formation in the state.

On Wednesday, BJP leader Ram Madhav and PDP leader Dr HaseebDrabu met the Governor NN Vohra, apprising him about the present status of ongoing BJP-PDP discussions on government formation.

The assembly election results threw up a hung verdict, with PDP bagged 28 seats, thus emerging as single-largest party, followed by BJP with 25 seats. The National Conference and Congress bagged 15 and 12 seats respectively while others bagged seven including two by SajjadLone’s Peoples Conference.

The State came under Governor’s Rule on January 8 after Omar Abdullah stepped down as caretaker chief minister.