In breaking news, The People Democratic Party’s (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday resigned as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Mehbooba’s resignation came following when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced it was pulling out of its association with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir.
“It has become untenable for the BJP to continue its alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir, hence we are withdrawing” BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said at a press conference this afternoon.
The senior BJP leader added, “Terrorism, violence and radicalisation have risen and fundamental rights of the citizens are under danger in the Valley. Shujaat Bukhari’s killing is an example.”
He further added that all the BJP ministers in the Jammu & Kashmir government would withdraw from their roles and said the party wanted governor’s rule to be imposed in J&K.
“Keeping in mind larger interest of India’s security and integrity, the fact is that J&K is an integral part of India. In order to bring control over the situation prevailing in the state, we have decided that the reigns of power in the state be handed over to the governor,” he stated.
As per the reports, the PDP and the BJP did not contact each other over the Centre’s decision to close its Ramzan ceasefire with terrorists. The ceasefire that happened over a month in the valley saw a sudden surge in terror strikes in the region where the journalist Shujaat Bukhari and Army jawan Aurangzeb were killed in separate attacks on the eve of Eid.
Madhav stressed the fact that the Centre had done everything for the Valley and blamed the Mehbooba Mufti government for failing to fulfill its promises. “Our leaders have been facing a lot of difficulties from PDP in developmental works in Jammu & Ladakh,” he remarked.
“If we would not have formed the government at that time, governor’s rule or presidential rule would have been imposed in the Valley. We had an alliance with them just for the mandate that was given by the people,” he said.