Facing an upheaval of sorts from within, the ruling PDP is keen on talks with the BJP over the implementation of the political points in the Agenda of Alliance (AoA). Senior PDP leaders say there is pressure from party workers who believe the PDP can survive only if the central government initiates talks with the separatists. In a party meeting on Tuesday evening, PDP legislators asked CM Mehbooba Mufti to ensure that the BJP agrees to a timeframe for the AoA’s implementation. According to a PDP MLA from south Kashmir, the party cannot afford to play second fiddle to the BJP.