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Govt formation: NC Convenes Core Group Meeting Tomorrow

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Srinagar: Amid reports of government formation, National Conference has convened its core group meeting at 11 a.m. tomorrow.
The meeting follows senior PDP leader and former Minister Altaf Bukhari’s meeting with on National Conference Vice President and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to discuss the modalities of a possible government formation by the PDP and the Congress with NC’s outside support.
The 87-member state Assembly has 28 MLAs of the PDP, 26 of the BJP, 15 of the NC, 12 of Congress, 2 of People’s Conference and 4 independents.
Rebels of the PDP supported by Sajad Lone’s Peoples Conference have been speaking of a government formation in the J&K with the support of the BJP ever since Governor’s rule was imposed. However, PDP dissidents including former Minister Imran Ansari have not been able to muster sufficient numbers to stake claim on government formation.
As per the constitutional provisions, the state will have to be placed under President’s rule next month unless the Governor is convinced that a viable government can be formed.

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