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BJP not to support any party to form Govt in J&K

The BJP said it will not align with any party to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir even as trends indicated a hung assembly in the border state.

delhi Updated: Dec 28, 2008 12:25 IST

The BJP said it will not align with any party to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir even as trends indicated a hung assembly in the border state.

"No question of supporting either the Congress or PDP or National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir," BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.

Asserting that this was the BJP's "clear-cut" plan, he said, "there are lots of ideological differences with them as they all are directly or indirectly supporting the terrorists".

J&K BJP chief Ashok Khajuria told reporters in Jammu that his party will not support PDP.

"We will have no coalition with PDP. There is no question of joining with them to form government," Khajuria said.Trends from 58 of the 87 constituencies available showed that National Conference was leading in 16 seats while PDP was ahead in 13 seats in Kashmir valley.

Congress was ahead in 12 seats while BJP emerged stronger in Jammu region leading in eight constituencies. In nine seats, independents and others were ahead.

"BJP will emerge as a strong force for forming a Government in the state. The alliance would be decided by the leadership in New Delhi," Khajuria said.

Khajuria, who is leading in Jammu east constituency by 1,500 votes, said the party hoped to win maximum number of seats in the Jammu region.