“Lot of kite flying over (government) formation in Jammu and Kashmir. Better note that no formal and structured dialogue has begun between any two parties," BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said.

Hopes are now being pinned on PDP patron Mufti Sayeed's visit to Jammu towards the weekend when he may possibly meet BJP leaders to take the process forward.

"We are still in status quo," said PDP's chief spokesman Naeem Akhtar while underlining that there has been no progress as far as government formation talks with the BJP is concerned.

BJP, whose top brass held consultations with its party leaders from the state yesterday in Delhi, had said that PDP has shown some "initiative" in joining hands with it and hinted that certain controversial issues could be set aside.

Meanwhile, sources in PDP said Sayeed is likely to travel to Jammu at the end of this week to "take the talks for government formation to the next level but nothing has been finalized so

The Bharatiya Janata Party won 25 seats in elections to become the second largest group in the 87-member hung assembly. The Peoples Democratic Party won 28 seats.

Any government needs the support of 44 members in the assembly to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir.

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