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J&K Assembly dissolution updates: Ram Madhav withdraws 'made in Pakistan' jibe against PDP, NC; masks it as humour

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly dissolved LIVE updates: Speaking to the press, Omar Abdullah said that the National Conference was initially not in favour of forming a government. However, after meeting people we sensed that they were disillusioned and wanted a solution for their issues.

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J&K Assembly dissolution updates: Ram Madhav withdraws 'made in Pakistan' jibe against PDP, NC; masks it as humour

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Nov 22, 2018 - 14:22 (IST)

Masked in humour, Ram Madhav withdraws his Pakistan jibe against National Conferece 

Omar Abdullah and Congress party had demanded that Ram Madhav either withdraws is comment that NC took orders from Pakistan or prove his comment. 

Ram Madhav had said: "PDP and NC boycotted local body polls last month because they had instructions from across the border. Probably they had fresh instructions from across the border to come together and form the government."

Nov 22, 2018 - 14:18 (IST)

PDP wanted dissolution of Assembly since 5 months, why will they go to court, Satya Pal Malik 

Following the controversy surrounding his decision, Satya Pal Malik said that the decision was taken in favour of the state. He said: "Are govts formed through social media? I neither tweet nor see the tweets. Why will they go to court? They were demanding this since five months. "

He added, " I want that they go to court, it's their right, they should go."

Nov 22, 2018 - 14:00 (IST)

Governor's 'one-way fax machine' sends Twitter into a tizzy 

The dramatic situation of an out-of-order fax machine at the Governor's office and governments being formed on social media, sent Twitterati into a tizzy. What was curious was Malik's instant order dissolving the state Assembly soon after complaints of a faulty fax machine went viral. Even Mehbooba in her tweets noted that even though the fax machine was out of order, it did not take too long for the Governor to send an order on dissolving the state Assembly.

Nov 22, 2018 - 13:51 (IST)

BJP dissolved Assembly after it failed to muster majority: Ghulam Nabi Azad

"For these four or five months, BJP tried to form their own government but they didn't have majority. So they tried to break MLAs from other parties. When they saw that another government could have been formed, BJP dissolved the Assembly," Ghulam Nabi Azad said. 

Nov 22, 2018 - 13:48 (IST)

Governor Satya Pal Malik a niceman, we've got complaints with Centre: Ghulam Nabi Azad 

"We don't have any complaints from Governor Satya Pal Malik. He is a very nice man. We have complaints from central government that if they had to dissolve the Assembly, they should've done it 4-5 months ago when they withdrew support from PDP," Satya Pal Malik said. 

Nov 22, 2018 - 13:44 (IST)

Prove that money changed hands, Omar Abdullah on governor's horse trading allegation

Omar Abdullah sought to draw attention to the reason's cited by governor as he dissolved the Assembly. He said that the governor's claims should be taken seriously and they must be looked into.

"Justice has not been done to us. The allegation that money was used, MLAs were bought, horse-trading was done, the governor himself has written this. This he must explain to the people of the state. Please show what evidence you have, who has used money, and where it is," Abdullah told reporters.

Nov 22, 2018 - 13:11 (IST)

Governor Satya Pal Malik says he won't allow any underhand govt to be formed

Governor Satya Pal Malik has claimed that since the time he took office, incidents of stone pelting 'is almost over in the state and  terrorism has gone down. "When I was made the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, I had made it clear that I will not let any underhand government to be formed and only elected government will be in power.'

Nov 22, 2018 - 13:06 (IST)

Jammu and Kashmir BJP's core group's meeting underway 

Nov 22, 2018 - 13:00 (IST)

Sajad Lone biggest loser in Jammu and Kashmir's 'game of thrones'

At the heart of the ongoing developments, Sajad Lone is the loneliest and saddest man. He has lost the chance to become Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, a chance the BJP and its ally may not get in near future. 

The Peoples Conference was hoping to poach MLAs from other parties and put a team in place, which would be able to form the government with the help of the BJP. Sajad was planning to organize a ‘northern block’ in Kashmir’s politics and create an alternative to NC and PDP in Kashmir. From aiming at becoming the chief minister, Sajad has turned out as the biggest loser in this ‘Game of Thrones’ playing out in J&K.

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Nov 22, 2018 - 12:45 (IST)

Shoot and scoot politics won't work, prove your claim or apologise, Omar Abdullah tells Ram Madhav

Speaking to reporters, Omar Abdullah said, "We want evidence from Ram Madhav for his statement. He is disrespecting us and sacrifices of our workers who died for this State. Shoot and scoot politics is easy to play, bring evidence or apologies."

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly dissolved LATEST updates: Omar Abdullah sought to draw attention to the reason's cited by governor as he dissolved the Assembly. He said that the governor's claims should be taken seriously and they must be looked into.

"Justice has not been done to us. The allegation that money was used, MLAs were bought, horse-trading was done, the governor himself has written this. This he must explain to the people of the state. Please show what evidence you have, who has used money, and where it is," Abdullah told reporters.

Speaking to the press, Omar Abdullah said that the National Conference was initially not in favour of forming a government. However, after meeting people we sensed that they were disillusioned and wanted a solution for their issues. Meanwhile, no one was defending the Section 35 A seriously in Supreme Court, and there were attempts to vitiate the communal environment in the state. He said that it was then we decided to support the attempts to form a government.

Omar Abdullah latched on to Ram Madhav's allegations that his party, National Congress boycotted the local body polls on directions from Pakistan. Omar demanded that Madhav proves his allegations.

JK Assembly dissolution updates Ram Madhav withdraws made in Pakistan jibe against PDP NC masks it as humour

File photo of Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah.

Congress leader and senior advocate Kapil Sibal took to Twitter to criticise the Jammu and Kashmir governor's move to dissolve the Assembly just when three non BJP parties were in the midst of stiching together an alliance. He said: "When a Governor brazenly plays politics under instructions ' Satya ' becomes a pawn in the hands of ' Asatya ' . BJP's shameless power play in J&K recipe for disaster ."

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi late on Wednesday and decided that the Lok Sabha elections and Jammu and Kashmir elections will be held together in 2019.

All parties will be closing in for a huddle with their rank and file to assess the situation in state ahead of impending Assembly elections. While BJP had already announced its outgoing MLAs witll hold a crucial meeting today, National Conference also said that its core group will meet at 10.30 am. The PDP will hold an internal meeting at 12 pm.

Former deputy chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and BJP leader Kavinder Gupta says that all the Kashmir based main stream political parties are pro-Pakistan and take their orders from Pakistan, to keep what he said “nationalist forces out of the state.

"They want to destabilize the state and Governor Malik took the right decision. The decision of boycotting the municipal and panchayat polls was done on the instance of the direction of Pakistan’s masters. That is why they fielded proxy candidates in the ongoing panchayat elections. They did not want to upset their masters," he added.

Clarifying his move, Governor Satya Pal Malik said, "An unworkable alliance cannot be given rights to make the government. It was my responsibility to save the state from a mess." Speaking to reporters, Malik said that an unworkable alliance could not have been allowed to form a government in the state.

Jammu and Kashmir needs a firm administration to deal with terrorism and not a combination of terror-friendly parties, BJP said in a tweet last night. The Jammu and Kashmir assembly was abruptly dissolved by the Governor Wednesday night hours after the PDP staked claim to form a government with the backing of rival National Conference and the Congress followed by another bid from the two-member People's Conference which claimed the support of the BJP and 18 legislators from other parties.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti thanked National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and Congress' Ambika Soni for their political support and in turn helping her party "achieve the seemingly impossible". "Since the past five months, regardless of political affiliations, we shared the view that the state assembly be dissolved immediately to avert horse trading and defections, she further wrote on Twitter.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday dissolved the Assembly with immediate effect considering four main aspects, including "extensive horse-trading" and the "impossibility" of forming a stable government by coming together of political parties with "opposing political ideologies", the Raj Bhavan said in a statement Wednesday night.

The assembly was abruptly dissolved by the Governor Wednesday night hours after the PDP staked claim to form a government with the backing of rival National Conference and the Congress, followed by another bid from the two-member People's Conference which claimed the support of the BJP and 18 legislators from other parties. The dissolution was announced by the Governor in a communique released by the Raj Bhavan. In a statement later, the Raj Bhavan said, "The Governor came to this conclusion based on the material available to him from multiple sources."

Citing the main reasons in four points, the statement said, "The impossibility of forming a stable government by the coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies including some which have been demanding dissolution of the Assembly; whereas the experience of the past few years shows that with the fractured mandate that is there in the Assembly, it is not possible to form a stable government comprising of like-minded parties. The coming together of such parties in a grouping is nothing but an attempt to gain power rather than to form a responsive government." "Reports of extensive horse-trading and possible exchange of money in order to secure the support of legislators belonging to widely diverging political ideologies just to be able to form a government. Such activities are not healthy for democracy and vitiate the political process," it said. The third reason cited is "serious doubts about the longevity of any such arrangement where there are competing claims of a majority".

It added, "The fragile security scenario in the state of Jammu and Kashmir where there is a need to have a stable and supportive environment for security forces which are engaged in extensive anti-militancy operations and are gradually gaining control over the security situation." "The Governor came to the conclusion that, in this background, he has satisfied himself that the best course of action is to dissolve the assembly so as to provide stability and security to the state and hold elections at an appropriate time so that a government with a clear mandate is duly formed," it added.

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