Jammu & Kashmir

Altaf Bukhari emerging as CM candidate of potential NC-PDP-Congress alliance in JK: Report

Srinagar: After reports that political rivals Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti might join hands to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir with outside support from Congress, senior PDP leader Altaf Bukhari is emerging as the chief minister of the grand alliance, the NDTV reported.

The report also added that the talks between the parties are at an ‘advanced stage’ and the leaders of the three parties may meet meet Governor Satya Pal Malik tomorrow to stake claim for government formation. The report also mentioned that Bukhari met Omar Abdullah today.

Senior Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has already confirmed that talks between the three parties are alteady going on.

While speaking to Free Press Kashmir, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee president G.A. Mir says that he has no information about the meeting, however, he is not against the idea, “given the way communal forces have/ are planning to execute venomous ideas in the state.”

“If, on a national level, like minded people are putting forward their ideas, making it a role model and turning it into one single voice to fight against communal forces, won’t be wrong,” said Mir adding, “The naked-dance BJP has been performing and plans on doing here are evident by the way situation has turned tense here for last 4 years.”

The development has happened a day after PDP heavy weight Muzaffar Hussain Baig said that he was ready to join a ‘third front’ if it emerges in Jammu and Kashmir.

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