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PDP not disappointed over Cong decision to form Govt with NC

india Updated: Dec 30, 2008 15:29 IST

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The PDP on Tuesday said it was "not disappointed" over the decision of the Congress to join a government led by National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir and maintained that the people of the state have given it a mandate to play the role of a "good, constructive opposition".

"We are happy that we are finally going to see a democratically elected government sooner than later and we have always been saying that people have given us a mandate to play the role of good, constructive opposition and we will do that," PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said shortly after the announcement in New Delhi that NC chief Omar Abdullah will be J&K's new Chief Minister.

Asked if she was disappointed that Congress had decided to form the government with NC, Mehbooba said, "No, not at all. We are not disappointed at all because we feel our party has a political agenda which is more important to us than just power sharing. "Last time also we had a common minimum programme with Congress where PDP's agenda was the main thing," she said.

After the 2002 assembly polls, the PDP and the Congress ruled in J&K by turns with two parties getting the chief minister's post in rotation but fell out with each other in the aftermath of the Amarnath land row earlier this year.

PDP withdrew support to the Congress-led government in June, leading to resignation of the then chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad followed by dissolution of the state assembly and promulgation of Governor's rule in the state.