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Panthers Party not to support J-K govt headed by PDP

The four-member Panthers Party today said it will not support any coalition government headed by PDP in the state even as Congress and PDP are to hold a crucial round of talks on the issue of Chief Ministership in J&K in the day. "If people want to keep J&K as one then this time the Chief Minister has to be from Jammu," party President Bhim Singh said.

india Updated: Oct 26, 2002 18:37 IST

The four-member Panthers Party today said it will not support any coalition government headed by PDP in the state even as Congress and PDP are to hold a crucial round of talks on the issue of Chief Ministership in Jammu and Kashmir in the day.

"If people want to keep Jammu and Kashmir as one then this time the Chief Minister has to be from Jammu," party President Bhim Singh told reporters here adding his party "under no circumstances will support PDP Chief Minister even if there is an understanding between the Congress and PDP."

Claiming that not a single independent MLA from Jammu province will support PDP-led coalition, Singh said there are eight MLAs including an MLA from Jammu State Morcha who have given a written support to state Congress unit Chief Ghulam Nabi Azad and none of them will support Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's party for heading the proposed coalition.

Singh said the stand of the party was also conveyed to the Congress President.
Stating that no government could be in majority in the state without the support of his party, he claimed that he enjoyed support of atleast 30 MLAs in the state. He, however, did not substantiate the claim.

First Published: Oct 26, 2002 18:19 IST