Indicating that the BJP and PDP have again failed to reach a consensus, the two parties continued to blame each other for the delay in government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pinning the blame squarely on PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav said "any further demand" of its alliance partner was "not acceptable" to his party.
Talking to the media today, he said the stalemate between the two parties continued. He stated: "The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is not because of us, there are no further conditions. Stalemate continues. After Mufti's death, PDP had to choose a leader for [the] CM's chair, no change in the situation even today."
The situation in J&K is not because of us, there are no further conditions.Stalemate continues-Ram Madhav,BJP pic.twitter.com/kWpBvo0mZY- ANI (@ANI_news) March 18, 2016
After Mufti Sb's death,PDP had to choose a leader for CM chair,no change in the situation even today-Ram Madhav pic.twitter.com/vluHrqZMU2- ANI (@ANI_news) March 18, 2016
Any other demand is not acceptable,also some things can be sorted out after Govt formation as well-Ram Madhav,BJP on J&K Govt formation- ANI (@ANI_news) March 18, 2016
In a series of tweets, PDP countered Madhav's claims. "PDP is only asking BJP to walk the pre-agreed Agenda of Alliance on the existing status of J&K", read one tweet. "PDP did not seek anything outside the pre agreed Agenda of Alliance from the BJP", read another.
Agenda of Alliance seeks return lands to rightful owners where land was not leased or acquired officially else compensation at market rates.- J&K PDP (@jkpdp) March 18, 2016
The return of power projects & 'a share in the profits of NHPC emanating from J&K waters to the state govt' was part of Agenda of Alliance- J&K PDP (@jkpdp) March 18, 2016
Agenda Of Alliance sought modalities for transfer of Dulhasti & Uri power projects to J&K as suggested by Rangarajan Committee Report .....- J&K PDP (@jkpdp) March 18, 2016
The war of words comes a day after Mehbooba met BJP President Amit Shah even as intense efforts began to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir has been under Governor's Rule since 8 January, following death of incumbent Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.