BJP hints at post-poll alliance with People’s Conference

Srinagar: The state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hinted at post-poll alliance with Peoples conference (PC) led by former minister Sajjad Gani Lone in Jammu and Kashmir.

The BJP statement comes day after Sajjad Lone claimed to fight the elections in all 87 constituencies and said the party won’t go for any pre-poll alliance.

Talking to KNO, former deputy chief minister and senior BJP leader, Kavinder Gupta said that Lone has its party in Jammu and Kashmir and can also contests elections from all 87 assembly constituencies.

About pre-poll alliance, Gupta said, “He (Sajjad) has only said that his party won’t go for any pre-poll alliance but not about post-poll alliance.” Gupta added that the party has is gearing up for the elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

“BJP is always for the polls and for the upcoming polls, the party has started gearing up and has also convened several meetings so far,” he said. The six month’s Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir was followed by the President’s rule. The state is currently under president’s rule and the elections would likely be held in the year.