Altaf Bukhari likely CM
In a sensational development, The PDP, Congress, and National Conference (NC) on Wednesday confirmed an alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, ahead of the 19 December deadline to the Governor’s Rule in the state. According to reports, PDP’s Altaf Bukhari is the ‘consensus’ candidate for the post of chief minister.
As the valley of Kashmir is simmering with almost daily killings in an unprecedented wave of surge in militancy the India- Pakistan relations are on everyday basis hitting rock bottom thus making possibility of peace a remote possibility .All this is mostly having adverse impact on Kashmir scenario. Now with govt formation hopes are rising.
The plan of all these three major political parties in its roadmap visualizes a coalition between PDP and Congress, which have been partners in a government between 2002 and 2007, backed from outside by the National Conference. The PDP has 28 MLAs, followed by NC with 15 and Congress with 12 which will make up for a clear majority. The alliance is being discussed with the aim of stemming BJP’s chances of forming the government in the state again.
Congress has made intentions clear to support the government . “The Congress is ready to support both the PDP and the NC if they are willing to form a government. Both the PDP and the NC have held talks on the subject of government formation. These talks are informal and hopefully these parties will conduct formal talks now,” said Ghulam Ahmad Mir, Congress State Head.
Nothing seems to have gone right in the BJP PDP Government and things have gone from bad to worse .Expert question and analysis is that with Altaf Bukhari to be new chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Leaders of parties to reach Jammu and present letter of support to Governor. Will Governor act to stop the ‘grand alliance’ juggernaut?.