Govt formation: BJP, PDP to begin 'structured dialogue'

Greater Kashmir

10-member joint group to go-over controversial issues

Jammu, Jan 23: To end the deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the BharatiyaJanata Party and the Peoples Democratic Party have decided to begin the structured dialogue to go-over the controversial issues and formulate a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for the new government, sources told Greater Kashmir.
According to sources, both the parties will nominate five members each for the structured dialogue aimed at settling the contentious issues like Article 370, revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and talks with Pakistan and separatist leadership of Kashmir.
The BJP is likely to nominate Union Ministers ArunJaitley and DrJaitnder Singh and senior leaders Ram Madhav, Jugal Kishore Sharma and Nirmal Singh to the five member panel.  The PDP panel, on the other hand, would include party’s two MPs and three senior leaders, the sources disclosed.
Jammu and Kashmir is under Governer’s Rule since January 8.