Worsening law-and-order situation in J&K main reason for BJP pulling out: Ravinder Raina
The deteriorating law-and-order situation in Jammu and Kashmir was the main reason for the BJP to pull out from the government and pave way for governor's rule to ensure restoration of peace and normalcy, state party chief Ravinder Raina said.
He said the decision was not abrupt and was taken after three month long deliberations in the larger interest of the nation.
"The main issue was the fast deteriorating law and order situation in the valley. The only alternative was governor's rule because there will be a single line administration," he said.
"There might be political compulsions for parties in handling such a tough situation but during governor's rule, we are of the opinion that anti-terror operations and operations against anti-social elements will easily be carried out," he added.
Raina, who was flanked by several top BJP leaders including former deputy chief minister Kavinder Gupta, said restoration of law and order is the need of the hour.
He said the army was given a free hand in the last three years which resulted in the elimination of 619 terrorists. As many as 23 Pakistani terrorists were also neutralised by the forces during the Ramzan ceasefire, which was part of many initiatives taken to restore peace in Kashmir, he added. — PTI