“Omar Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azhad made cleared that they will not support PDP in forming their government.”
On Tuesday, BJP ended it’s alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir, demanding a governor’s rule in the state.
At present BJP is the second largest party in the State Assembly with 25 seats.
BJP’s vice president and general secretary Ram Madhav, confirmed during a press conference in New Delhi that the BJP will not continue with the alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir.
Moreover, Mr. Madhav said that the party took this decision after discussing with the state unit and the ministers.
“Everyone is on board on this decision,” he said.
Upon recalling that the Assembly elections in 2014 threw a fractured mandate, Mr. Madhav said the BJP decided to support the PDP in order to bring stability in the region.
“Restoring peace in Kashmir and encouraging economic development in the three areas of the state was the object of this alliance,” he said.
He also confirmed that, the ministers will resign from the cabinet and the legislators will convey the decision to the Governor soon, where they will also demand for a governor’s rule across the state.
“BJP favours Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir,” Mr. Madhav said.
The support of 45 members are needed for Mehbooba Mufti to continue as Chief Minister, while the PDP has only 25 MLAs.
However when National Conference Leader Omar Abdullah and Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Azhad did not made any effort to support PDP party in forming their government, Ms. Mufti left out with no other option than to resign.
Confirming that she had sent her resignation to the Governor, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said the PDP did not ally with the BJP for power.
“We defended Article 370 and 35A”, she said.
“We can’t treat J and K as enemy territory. I have told governor we will not go into any other alliance,” said Ms. Mehbooba after submitting her resignation to the Governor.