Congress likely to go with NC


After its emphatic win in Delhi, Rajasthan and Mizoram, the Congress has marked its presence well in the crucial Jammu and Kashmir election and emerged as the kingmaker of the next government. Although its seats have gone down to 17 from 20 in the 2002 elections, Sonia Gandhi now holds the key to choose its ally for the next government in the state. Congress sources expect the party to form an alliance with the National Conference (NC) and be a part of the new government in the strategically important state. It may also try for a power-sharing formula for the chief minister’s post ...