In a major political development on Tuesday, the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) decided to pull out of its support in alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir government. The decision was announced by Ram Madhav, General Secretary of the BJP, in a press conference in New Delhi. With the PDP-BJP government of more than three years came to an end, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had called the alliance as coming together of “north pole and south pole” – bringing Jammu division and Kashmir division together.

BREAKING: J-K Govt falls, BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP

Mehbooba Mufti resigns as Jammu and Kashmir’s CM as BJP walked out of the alliance in the state. Mufti has called for a People’s Democratic Party meeting at 4 pm at her residence in Srinagar.

Mehbooba Mufti resigns as J-K CM, calls for PDP meeting

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah is meeting Governor Narinder Nath Vohra. Reportedly, the governor summoned NC leader to talk over the issue.

Omar Abdullah to meet J-K Governor Vohra

The Congress today ruled out any tie-up with the PDP after the BJP pulled out of the ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir.

No question of alliance with PDP: Gulam Nabi Azad

“I was expecting this coalition to fall apart but later this year. Not so soon. But clearly we have seen very deterioration in the state and that is perhaps the reason. I don’t want to speculate what was the reason,” said Omar Abdullah.

Mehbooba Mufti chose to be shunted out, says Omar Abdullah

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in its initial reaction, as BJP walked out of the alliance in the state, has said that the party have proved Delhi betrays Kashmir. Adding to it the party stated that the Kashmir does not betray Delhi and claimed that party did not compromise on its stated positions over core issues.

Delhi betrayed Kashmir, North Poles Did Not Meet South Poles: PDP

“I have submitted my resignation to the Governor. Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had entered into this alliance, thinking that BJP is a big party which had got a big mandate,” Mehbooba Mufti said.

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