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BJP-PDP split: 'There is no question of horse-trading from our side,' says Ram Madhav

The BJP on Tuesday announced that it is walking out of the alliance with Mehbooba Mufti's People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: June 21, 2018 13:19 IST ]
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Ram Madhav

Days after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled support from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Ram Madhav on Thursday said, “There is no question of horse-trading from our side”. 

Rumours were doing rounds that hard and shrewd bargaining of MLAs may take place.

“Why is he (Omar Abdullah) so scared? I'm sure his party men are loyal to him. There is no question of horse-trading from our side. We've seen what kind of horse-trading happened in J&K under his party, nobody should forget the history,” Madhav said, reported ANI.

Commenting on party’s decision of moving out of alliance he said, “Decision never had electoral consideration behind it, it was for larger interest of nation & J&K's people. We've abandoned govt in J&K not people of the state. We'll work for betterment. We had a pronged strategy, including hot pursuit against terrorists, that will continue”. 

The BJP on Tuesday announced that it is walking out of the alliance with Mehbooba Mufti's People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir. Announcing the party's decision, Ram Madhav said that the Mehbooba Mufti government has failed to control rising terrorism and radicalisation in the state despite all help from the Modi government at the Centre.

"It has become untenable for the BJP to continue in the alliance government in the state. Keeping in mind that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and in order to control the prevailing situation in the state, we have decided that the reins of power in the state be handed over to the governor," Ram Madhav said at a press conference in New Delhi.

The state is presently under Governor’s rule.

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