PDP largest party in hung J&K, BJP to form government in Jharkhand

Srinagar/Ranchi: In a heavily-fractured verdict in Jammu and Kashmir, the PDP on Tuesday emerged as the single largest party throwing many possibilities in government formation while the BJP was all set to form government in Jharkhand in coalition with ally AJSU.

The BJP’s success in Jharkhand comes on top of its victory in Maharashtra and Haryana in the recent assembly elections after the stupendous victory in Lok Sabha polls.

However, the party had more than doubled its seats from 11 in 2008 to 25 now while the PDP went up from 21 to 28.
The ruling National Conference was routed when it secured only 19 seats against 28 it had won in the last elections. Chief Minister and NC President Omar Abdullah lost from Sonawar seat but managed to cling on to Beerwah with a slender margin of 1000 votes.

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As the picture became clear, BJP President Amit Shah said all three options were open for the party.

“The option of forming the government, the option of supporting a government and the option of participating in a government are all open,” Shah said in Delhi.

To further questions, he said it is for the media to guess what the BJP would do. The party’s parliamentary board will meet on Wednesday to discuss the situation.

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