Jammu and Kashmir government falls as BJP quits alliance with PDP

Jammu and Kashmir government falls as BJP quits alliance with PDP

Jammu and Kashmir government falls as BJP quits alliance with PDP

National security adviser Ajit Doval drove to BJP chief Amit Shah's Akbar Road residence on Tuesday morning hours before the party announced its divorce with Jammu and Kashmir ally Mehbooba Mufti.

The PDP's decision to ally with the BJP had been seen as controversial.

On Tuesday, India's ruling party in the centre, BJP quit the ruling coalition in occupied Kashmir where violence has worsened in recent months. "Journalist Shujaat Bukhari's killing is an example".

The central rule ended after the PDP and the BJP stitched an alliance paving the way for the return of Mufti Sayeed as chief minister on March 1, 2015.

However, sections of security forces and also senior Army commanders were against extending Ramzan ceasefire and even eager not only to resume but also bump up anti-militant and anti-terror operations across the Kashmir Valley at earliest.

While Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader M.Y. Tarigami said both the PDP and BJP were answerable to the people for sending the state into a "deep crisis", his attack was more focused on the BJP. "Their decision to go with the BJP has backfired", Baba said. Critics accuse it of peddling "soft separatism" revolving around reconciliation with Pakistan and separatist groups fighting against Indian rule in Kashmir.

Mufti said that the unilateral ceasefire, dialogue offer, withdrawal of cases against 11000 youngsters and defending article 370, 35 (A) and safeguarding the special status of the state were the achievements of this alliance.

July 8: Hizbul Mujahideen "commander" Burhan Wani killed in an encounter with security forces in Kokernag area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district. She also credited the alliance for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Pakistan.

The use of pellet guns to disperse protests was condemned around the world as thousands of civilians suffered injuries.

He said "marked and significant deterioration in the Kashmir situation led to the BJP's pullout".

BJP has pulled out of the Government in Jammu And Kashmir stating that the Law and Order have gone for a toss in the state under the PDP Government.

"We negotiated an agenda of alliance where we ensured that the BJP scaled down. Whatever the state government wanted we were ready to give", he said.

The fast-paced political development meant that the state is under the Governor's Rule for the ninth time since 1977.

If the Governor decides to dissolve Legislative Assembly during his own rule or when the state is under the President's Rule, election shall be held within six months.

If the PDP were to ally with the opposition Congress party which has 12 lawmakers, they would also need the support of the state's three elected independent lawmakers to get the required numbers.

According to reports, PDP and BJP were not in complete agreement regarding the Central government directive of a ceasefire during the holy month of Ramadan.

"Yes, the meeting decided that continuing in the alliance (with the PDP) would hurt the party's chances in (the general) elections".

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