JAMMU: Estranged alliance partners in Jammu and Kashmir BJP-PDP may have been putting up a brave front in front of the media and their party workers over the issue of government formation in the state but undue delay caused in taking a final call on the moot question of realigning is bothering even the die hard optimists in both the camps.
Even after the start of the Budget session of the Parliament in New Delhi the much awaited formal meeting between the PDP Chief and BJP Chief Amit Shah is nowhere on the horizon.
When BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav had called on PDP Chief in Srinagar last week he had claimed that the government formation exercise is headed in the right direction and also expressed hope of high level meeting between the top brass of both the parties.
But in the wake of current logjam in the Parliament even the possibility of meeting of PDP Chief with Prime Minister Narendra Modi looked bleak.
Till the time the Union government will get over from the customary responsibility of presenting the budget proposals the PDP leaders will have to find a suitable excuse in the form of face saver to explain their position in front of their committed voters in the valley. On the other hand the state BJP unit too has completely exhausted all its options to rope in PDP leaders for formal discussions.
Some of the state BJP leaders who were opposed to the idea of forging an alliance with the PDP were busy in their assembly constituencies while power seekers in the BJP camp are eagerly awaiting a call from the PDP Chief to initiate fresh parleys to redefine the contours of the Agenda of Alliance.
In her previous interaction with the media and feelers emanating from within the PDP camp the love hate relationship between the strange bed fellows may force both the sides to call it quits instead of remarrying. PDP leadership has already lost an opportunity to salvage its lost pride by scaling down its position and sending mixed signals to the BJP and BJP on its part has compromised its position beyond point of no return to remain saddled in the hot seat even at the cost of losing its face before the electorate which had reposed their faith in them and elected them with majority votes across Jammu division over throwing old guards of the Congress and National Conference from their strong bastions.
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