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Congress will determine the future of J&K Govt: Soz

The Congress today expressed confidence that it would emerge as the single largest party in Jammu and Kashmir and "determine" the future of the new government.

delhi Updated: Dec 28, 2008 11:10 IST

The Congress on Sunday expressed confidence that it would emerge as the single largest party in Jammu and Kashmir and "determine" the future of the new government.

"Congress will emerge as the single largest party. And if it is a coalition government, the Congress will determine its future," Union Minister and Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress chief Saifuddin Soz said with early trends of the poll results indicating a hung assembly.

Soz said arch rivals National Conference (NC) and People's Democratic Party (PDP) cannot come together to form a government even if they have the numbers.

"NC and PDP cannot come together. It is impossible. So my party will decide," he said.

The Union Minister said in all probability the next government in Jammu & Kashmir would led by Congress.

Asked whether he would favour a Congress-PDP government rather than a Congress-NC government, Soz said his party would take a decision which serves the best interests of the party as well as the country.

On the possibility of BJP and NC coming together to form the government as the later was part of the NDA in the past, he said "if they have the numbers, who will stop them?"