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BJP-PDP alliance ends in Jammu and Kashmir updates: Rahul Gandhi says opportunistic tie-up set fire to Valley

Mehbooba Mufti has resigned as Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and sent her resignation letter to Governor NN Vohra, reports have said.

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BJP-PDP alliance ends in Jammu and Kashmir updates: Rahul Gandhi says opportunistic tie-up set fire to Valley

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June 19, 2018 - 19:00 (IST)

Situation in J&K deteriorated completely in last three years: Sitaram Yechury

June 19, 2018 - 18:57 (IST)

Coming together of BJP, PDP just to grab power was opportunistic: Left

Coming together of the BJP and the PDP after the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls in 2014 to form government was an "opportunistic" move, the Left parties said.

Soon after the BJP decided to pull out of the ruling alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, the Left parties voiced their concern over the political and law-and-order situation in the state, and said the Centre should share its assessment of the present situation with all political parties. - PTI

June 19, 2018 - 18:53 (IST)

BJP and PDP devasted state govt: Ghulam Nabi Azad

“The BJP and PDP have devastated the state government. They have had the maximum number of ceasefire violations in this period," said Ghulam Nabi Azad.

June 19, 2018 - 18:48 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi reacts to BJP pulling out of alliance with PDP

June 19, 2018 - 18:43 (IST)

BJP's move a bid to save itself from governance failure: NCP

On a day the BJP pulled out of the Mehbooba Mufti government in Jammu and Kashmir, the NCP said the saffron party took the decision in a bid to "save" itself from the "governance failures" of the last three years.

"The four-year-old BJP rule at the Centre and the three-year-old coalition of the BJP and PDP in Jammu and Kashmir has been an utter failure. The BJP's decision to pull out (of the coalition government in the state) is a bid to save itself from the governance failures of the last three years," alleged NCP national spokesman Nawab Malik.

June 19, 2018 - 18:36 (IST)

Yogi Adityanath reacts to the fall of Jammu and Kashmir government

June 19, 2018 - 18:18 (IST)

It took you sacrifice of around 600 soldiers to realise you should take back your support: Uddhav Thackeray to BJP

June 19, 2018 - 18:03 (IST)

Things are going out of control in J&K: Chetan Bhagat

June 19, 2018 - 18:00 (IST)

BJP has always maintained the policy of 'nation first': J&K BJP chief spokesperson

Chief spokesperson of J&K BJP Sunil Sethi said the insistence of the PDP for extension of the period of suspension of operations and soft approach towards militants, Pakistan and separatists were hurting the nationalistic sentiments not only in Jammu and Kashmir but across the country.

"It is well thought decision in the given circumstances as continuation of the alliance would have been against national interest," he told reporters in Srinagar.

Sethi said that the BJP has proved to one and all that for it staying in power is not significant when it comes to national interest.

The party has always maintained the policy of 'nation first', he added. — PTI

June 19, 2018 - 17:51 (IST)

Unless Centre delinks governance with larger political issue, all measures will fail: Engineer Rashid

Claiming that the end of PDP-BJP alliance has exposed New Delhi’s failures and its flawed policies, independent lawmaker Engineer Rashid has said that unless New Delhi doesn’t delink governance with the larger political issue, all measures are going to fail.

Rashid said, “BJP has made PDP a scapegoat for more than one reason, and while on one hand, the party proposes to gain sympathies in the rest of India by claiming to have preferred so-called national interest over party interest, on the other hand, New Delhi has been facing huge embarrassments at national and international levels for its failures in Jammu and Kashmir.”

“Whosoever rules Jammu and Kashmir, it makes very little difference unless New Delhi doesn’t stop seeing Kashmir from the law and order perspective. Time has proved that from ceasefire to talk offer, everything has failed,” Rashid said.

BJP-PDP alliance Latest Updates: In latest updates, Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief spokesperson said that the party showed that the nation was the most important for its policies.

Mehbooba Mufti said that she has submitted her resignation to the Jammu and Kashmir governor. She said that muscular policies will not work in the state.

Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra met former chief minister Omar Abdullah.

Mehbooba Mufti has resigned as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and sent her resignation letter to Governor NN Vohra, reports have said. Mehbooba Mufti had cancelled all meetings since Tuesday morning after getting a whiff about the New Delhi decision. On the streets of Srinagar people are saying that the break-up was long awaited and hope it happens for the good of people. Mehbooba is set to address media in Srinagar at 5 pm. The PDP has also called for an emergency meeting at 4 on Tuesday evening.

Bharatiya Janata Party has snapped the alliance in Jammu and Kashmir with the Peoples Democratic Party which is headed by Mehbooba Mufti, BJP national general secretary and in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir Ram Madhav announced on Tuesday.

"It is good that this government ended. They were both brutal. PDP came to power on the promise it would not allow BJP to form the government but ended up making an alliances with the same party," Shuja Ahmad Sheikh, a resident of Srinagar told Firstpost on the Residency Road after the BJP announced that the alliance with PDP has ended.

"The BJP has humiliated PDP like no other regional party could do it. It is move aimed at 2019 elections in India," Sheikh said.

Madhav said the parties tried hard to maintain the alliance but it became untenable to follow through. "We had called this meeting (Tuesday morning) to discuss the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Even freedom of expression has become an issue in the Valley," Madhav said.

"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," Madhav said.

"Centre did everything for the Valley. We have tried to put a full-stop to the ceasefire violations by Pakistan. PDP has not been successful in fulfilling its promises. Our leaders have been facing a lot of difficulties from PDP in developmental works in Jammu and Ladakh," said Madhav.

Described as "strange bedfellows" and "uneasy alliance", the BJP-PDP coalition always struggled to run in a state which struggled to sort out any issue amicably. The BJP-PDP alliance was, in fact, called the 'South and North Pole.' As described by Madhav, the problems plaguing Jammu and Kashmir were extremely complex and with an alliance which never saw eye to eye, it was extremely difficult to agree upon anything.

This is not the first time that differences have cropped up between the alliance partners. Earlier, the PDP reportedly threatened to pull out of the coalition over the issue of two BJP ministers rallying behind the Hindu Ekta Manch, which was demanding a CBI inquiry into the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district. The BJP had asked both the ministers to resign from cabinet.

Here is a list of MLAs in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly

The Bharatiya Janata Party pulled out of the alliance with the People's Democratic Party, pushing the Mehbooba Mufti-led is Jammu and Kashmir government i minority. The news comes amid reports of growing tension in the BJP-PDP alliance, each blaming the other for rising militancy, mob violence and low voter turnout in the recent parliamentary bypolls. Amit Shah met the Jammu BJP leaders on Tuesday after which the party has called a press conference.

The BJP central leadership would deliberate on the party's strategy in the state ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and also take stock of the political situation in Jammu and Kashmir, sources said.

"All the BJP ministers have been called to New Delhi for a meeting," a senior Jammu and Kashmir BJP leader told PTI. BJP state chief Ravinder Raina and party general secretary (organisation) Ashok Kaul have been also called for the meeting.

The announcement comes after Ram Madhav said in April that there was no immediate threat to the alliance.

BJP ministers in the Mehbooba Mufti government, including state unit president Ravindra Raina, party vice-president and incharge of Jammu and Kashmir Avinash Rai Khanna, and state unit office bearers, will participate in the meeting at the party headquarters, The Economic Times report said. Party General secretary (Organisation) Asho Kaul has also been called for the meeting.

However, other reports claimed that suspending operations along the border area has miffed the PDP leadership and the rift is showing once again as the Centre wants to resume anti-terror operations in the state after Ramzan. While PDP thinks BJP leaders should make headway with the separatists and initiate dialogue with them, the BJP-led central government says that the separatists lost an opportunity as they did not take a cue from civil society, sources have told NDTV.

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