Days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out from the alliance with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Governor N N Vohra has called an all-party meeting on Friday to discuss the situation in the wake of the implementation of governor's rule in the state. Opposition parties have been demanding dissolution of Assembly in the wake of BJP's snapping ties with Mehbooba Mufti's PDP.
After taking charge of the troubled state's administration following President Ram Nath Kovind's approval, Governor Vohra had held meeting with top administrative and security officials on June 20 to discuss the prevalent situation in th region. The governor has also placed the J&K Assembly in suspended animation till the proclamation of Governor’s rule is revoked.
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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.
There are also rumours doing rounds that hard and shrewd bargaining of MLAs is taking place.
Commenting on the same BJP’s Ram Madhav on Thursday said, “There is no question of horse-trading from our side”.
“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 state is presently under Governor’s rule.