The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday said the Peoples Democratic Party has to "take the first step" to end the political stalemate in the state.
"The PDP should elect its legislative party leader first. They have to take the first step on government formation in J&K," local news agency KNS quoted BJP's Vice President Avinash Rai Khanna as saying.
Khanna said: "We are committed to implement the 'Agenda of Alliance' which is for the development and welfare of the people. The Agenda was the wish of late Mufti Sahab as well."
On "firm assurance" sought by the PDP on implementation of the Agenda, he said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave Rs 80000 crore package for the development of Jammu and Kashmir. "Wasn't that an assurance that BJP is committed to the Agenda of Alliance? It was a big indication of commitment from our party and Modi," he said. Khanna said return of power projects from NHPC to state and few other issues that the PDP "has purportedly raised can be discussed between the Centre and the state government."
"First, the government should be formed, and then these issues can be taken up and discussed with the Centre. These issues can't be discussed with a party," he said. KNS