Amid reports of government formation in Jammu and Kashmir former deputy chief minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kavinder Gupta on Wednesday claimed that the decision of government formation was being taken in Dubai at the behest of Pakistan.
He said the PDP, NC and Congress were coming together “on the directions from Pakistan”.
Gupta was reacting to reports that the three parties were holding talks to form the next government in the state currently under governor’s rule.
“These parties are coming together to form government on directions of Pakistan just to keep BJP away,” Gupta was quoted as saying by Greater Kashmir
This decision of forming the government, he alleged, was taken in a meeting held in Dubai.
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