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.
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.
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah is meeting Governor Narinder Nath Vohra. Reportedly, the governor summoned NC leader to talk over the issue.
The Congress today ruled out any tie-up with the PDP after the BJP pulled out of the ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir.
“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.
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.
“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.