Vohra held consultations with PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, who was accompanied by senior party colleague Muzaffar Baig, after which he met BJP leaders, including former Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, here to seek clarity on the issue of government formation.

While Mehbooba did not spell out what she told Vohra over government formation, Singh said BJP will take any step only after PDP elects its Legislature Party leader and notifies the Governor about it.

Emerging from the meeting, Mehbooba set certain conditions to ally BJP, including confidence building measures (CBMs) by the Centre for peace and development of Jammu and Kashmir.

Insisting that there are "no differences" with BJP, she said Jammu and Kashmir is different from other states and needs a "good atmosphere, space and a fillip" if a new government is to be formed.

Talking to reporters, she said her late father Mufti Sayeed, without bothering about his "political career", had aligned with Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the hope that the Centre will bring out the state from the difficult situation it is in.

"Jammu and Kashmir is a different state, there are different challenges. In Jammu and Kashmir, there are several forces which need to be tackled. We need the Centre to be fully with us," the PDP chief said.

Repeatedly asked about what she wants from the Centre, Mehbooba cited there was a need for confidence building measures (CBMs), not only for Kashmir, but also for Jammu and Ladakh.

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