The People's Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday said it was confident of forming the next government in Jammu and Kashmir on its own.
Reacting to some media reports that said the PDP was open to forming an alliance with the BJP if it does not get the needed simple majority of 44 in the 87-member state assembly, the PDP's chief spokesman Naeem Akhtar said: "No, we did not say we will form an alliance with the BJP."
"We said we will form the next government in the state on our own as we are confident of getting the required numbers. So there is no need for us to say we will form an alliance with the BJP or any other party."
However, he said "since Jammu and Kashmir is passing through such difficult times, we will need the support of every party, including the BJP."