Jammu, Feb 15: BJP president Amit Shah on Monday authorised Ram Madhav to fly to Jammu and Kashmir to filise government formation arrangements with PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti, top party sources said. “Amit Shah at a meeting in New Delhi on Monday authorised general secretary and party in charge of J&K affairs Ram Madhav to meet PDP president Mehbooba Mufti to filise arrangements with her for government formation in the state”, top Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) sources told IANS here. There has been a political stalemate in Jammu and Kashmir after Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti told reporters that she needed the announcement of “confidence building measures” from the central government to head a stable coalition with the BJP.
The sources said Mehbooba Mufti had declined to discuss any government formation arrangements with the BJP before the 40-day mourning period for her father, late J&K Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, ended. (ians)