BJP ends the alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba resigns as CM: Today, In a big political development, the ruling BJP has ended its alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir. In a meeting, This decision was taken by Amit Shah, the BJP president, who was seen there.
Regarding this pullout, the BJP has sent a letter to the Governor, NN Vohra expressing their decision. Governor’s rule is a main possibility post today’s breakup.
Mehbooba Mufti, the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir has sent her resignation to the governor. BJP ministers have also delivered their resignations to NN Vohra.
Ram Madhav has urged the governor, NN Vohra, to take matters into his own hands so this can be restored to the normalcy in the state. The BJP-PDP alliance lasted for the 3 years.
Amit Shah, the BJP Chief held a meeting today with party cabinet ministers, assorted office bearers and in charge of Jammu and Kashmir in order to discuss the political situation in the state.
After the BJP’s decision to opt out, PDP has called an emergency meeting at 4 p.m. today.
According to the several reports, the PDP and the BJP did not see eye to eye over the Centre’s decision in order to end its Ramzan ceasefire with all the terrorists.
Reasons behind the breakup
1. Ram Madhav, the BJP general secretary, said the decision was taken as it was becoming indefensible for BJP to continue in alliance with PDP in Jammu & Kashmir.
2. BJP also said that the PDP government has never responded to the help and funds given by the centre.
3. BJP also cited the murder of the veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari killing and the worsening law and order conditions in the state.
4. Growing sense of discrimination in the two regions of the state.
5. BJP also cited that their development agenda which should not be implemented by the PDP government.
6. The incumbent government is making sure of the freedom of speech in the state.
7. Ram Madhav categorically said that the alliance could not stand the test of time because of their increasing ideological differences anyway.
Reactions from political leaders
1. GN Azad, the Congress leader, blamed BJP for ruining Kashmir, as the state which witnessed maximum number of civilian & army death during their (PDP-BJP) tenure.
2. Asaduddin Owaisi, the President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, also blamed the PDP-BJP dispensation for the growing aggression and violence in the state. He further added that the preceding government was pursuing “politics of opportunism”.
Numbers prior to the pullout
While Kashmir Valley region has 46 seats, Jammu has 37 seats and Ladakh region has 4 seats.
Total seats 87
J&K NC 15