31/12/2014 12:38 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

BJP: 'J-K's Government Formation Without Us Will Be Betrayal Of People's Mandate'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters dance to celebrate the news of early election result trends outside their party headquarters in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. India's ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janta Party is poised to emerge as an important political player in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as votes in local elections are being counted. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that the formation of the government in Jammu and Kashmir without their party will be a betrayal of the people's mandate.

"If any other party makes an attempt to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir without the BJP, they can, but it will be a betrayal of mandate given by the people of the state," BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao told ANI.

Rao's statement comes ahead of People's Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti meeting J-K Governor NN Vohra over the issue of government formation after the recent assembly elections in the state threw up a hung verdict.

According to reports, no party or combination of parties has so far staked a claim for government formation.

In the J-K elections, the PDP emerged as the single-largest party with 28 seats. The BJP won 25 seats, with the National Conference and Congress winning 15 and 12 seats respectively.

An elected government has to take oath by January 19, failing which the Governor's rule will be imposed in the state.

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