BJP-PDP fallout: Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra places Assembly under suspended animation
Former chief minister Omar Abdullah had demanded the dissolution of the Assembly so that the process of holding early elections in Jammu and Kashmir could be started.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra on Wednesday placed the state Assembly under suspended animation. After the imposition of Governor's Rule, Vohra exercised his powers under the Constitution.
Former chief minister Omar Abdullah had demanded the dissolution of the Assembly so that the process of holding early elections in the state could be started.
On Tuesday, the BJP suddenly withdrew its support to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and pulled out of the ruling PDP-BJP coalition, causing the government to collapse.
All major political parties including the PDP, National Conference and the BJP said they would not explore the possibility of forming an elected government in the state. Abdullah said horse trading could not be ruled out unless the Assembly was dissolved.
In the 87-member Assembly, the PDP has 28 seats, while 25 seats are with BJP, 15 with National Conference, 12 with Congress, one with CPM, two with Peoples Conference and one with Peoples Democratic Front. There are also three independent MLAs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced his government's decision to repeal the three farm laws over which the farmers have been protesting over the past year
Addressing a public rally at Neel village of Banihal, the PDP chief said they want ‘Mahatma Gandhi's India’ and their identity and honour which was given to them by the Indian Constitution
Earlier on Tuesday, a Pakistani terrorist and his associate were eliminated in an encounter in the Hyderpora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar