Bharatiya Janata Paty (BJP) came in the support of the governor’s decision to dissolve the Jammu and Kashmir state assembly. Bashing the state-bounded parties, National Conference (NC) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the ruling party said that J&K needs a firm administration to deal with terrorism and not a combination of terror-friendly parties.
The party also claimed that the yet-to-be-formed alliance between PDP and NC has broken up even before it was formed. They also said that in view of the security scenario of the state, it can’t afford horse-trading and instability in the governance.
They also suggested that the best solution for a stable government is to elect a new one through fresh elections.
Notably, Mehbooba Mufti has claimed that she tried to take the sitting governor in confidence for dissolving the assembly way before, but “oddly enough the pleas fell on deaf ears.” This sudden hoax in the state politics surfaced after the hustle started between BJP backed Sajad Lone, and the third-front of PDP, NC, and Congress to form the government.
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