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BJP snaps alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor recommends central rule

BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP LIVE UPDATES: Minutes after the announcement was made, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti handed her resignation, sources said. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 19, 2018 10:21:34 pm
BJP PDP alliance Mehbooba mufti omar abdullah BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP LIVE UPDATES: Minutes after the announcement was made, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti handed her resignation to Governor N N Vohra. (Source: Prem Nath Pandey)

The Bharatiya Janata Party pulled out of its alliance with the People’s Democratic Party in Jammu-Kashmir on Tuesday, three years after the two parties came together following a hung verdict in 2014. The decision to end the alliance came on the day J&K BJP ministers arrived in New Delhi to meet party president Amit Shah. Minutes after the announcement was made, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti handed her resignation to Governor NN Vohra.

Addressing a press conference, the party’s J&K in-charge, Ram Madhav, said it has become untenable for the BJP to continue in this government. “After taking stock of the situation in the state, the central government and central party is of the view that we should leave the government,” he said.

On the issue of Ramzan ceasefire, Madhav said it was not reciprocated by separatists or militants. “Keeping national interest in mind and that Kashmir is an integral part of India, we have to say it is time that the reins of power in the state be handed over to the governor,” he said.

Meanwhile, National Conference chief Omar Abdullah met Governor N N Vohra and said his party doesn’t have the mandate to form the government.

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The BJP ministers were summoned a day after the Centre announced it would not extend the Ramzan ceasefire in the Valley. Sources in the party said the meeting was convened following differences between the ruling PDP and BJP over the issue of the ceasefire. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti wanted the ceasefire to be extended, while the Centre decided against it in light of the Amarnath Yatra.

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