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J&K Governor issues deadline of tomorrow evening to PDP-BJP for government formation
NN Vohra, Governor of Jammu & Kashmir has told the People's Democratic Party and the BJP to clarify on the formation of government in the state by tomorrow evening.

The 10-month old PDP-BJP alliance is virtually on the verge of a collapse, after party president Mehbooba Mufti's reluctance to continue with the alliance. She was expected to succeed her late father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, as the chief minister. Mehbooba hinted on Sunday that the PDP wants fresh elections in the state. 

According to party sources present at the PDP meeting in Srinagar yesterday, Mehbooba was quoted saying, "I will stand by the core ideology of the PDP even if I'm all alone. I will go back to the people."

Mehbooba has made prerequisites that the Central government of the BJP must deliver its promises made in the common agenda of governance, if the PDP-BJP alliance is to continue. However there has been no official communication from her side, as per BJP party sources.

The PDP has been giving mixed signals over the formation of the government, with a section of the party expressing desire for immediate government formation. The state has been under President's rule after Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away on January 7, and her daughter Mehbooba Mufti refused to take oath as the new CM.

In The 87-member J&K assembly PDP is the largest party with 27 seats, followed by BJP as the second largest party with 25 seats. The alliance was formed between the two in spite of ideological differences.

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