In a major development, the BJP has decided to pull out of its ruling alliance with the People’s Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir. As NDTV reported, the decision has been taken by BJP party president Amit Shah, after his meeting with J&K ministers this morning.
Just before news of the alliance breaking was announced, the J&K Deputy CM had hit out at CM Mehbooba Mufti over her alleged wish for the Ramzan ceasefire to be extended.
The break-up of the alliance that came into power after the J&K Assembly election of 2014, which saw the PDP emerging as the biggest party with 28 seats and the BJP emerging as the second-biggest with 25 seats, comes at a time when faultlines had been apparent for at least a few months.
Governor’s rule is now likely to be imposed on the state.