SRINAGAR: BJP has pulled out of the ruling coalition in Jammu and Kashmir and the government will now fall. The decision was taken by the BJP at the central eve where all the lawmakers of the BJP were present.
Briefing media, the Agenda of Alliance co-author Ram Madhav said the government miserably failed in the key objectives of the alliance: restoring peace in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and managing adequate development in all the three regions in the state.
Given the larger national interest of India and its sovereignty and integrity in mind, we have decided to pull out of the coalition and give the reigns of the power to the governor to control the prevailing situation, Madhav told the media. He said the party wants the governor’s rule to manage the situation.
He said the radicalisation, violence has witnessed an upsurge. He said with Shujaat Bukhari’s broad daylight killing, the freedom of speech is in danger.
Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir said they have already sent their resignation t the governor. He said they have welcomed the decision of the central high command of the party.
Madhav said they had recently tried to change some of the ministers and hoped to continue but the situation was untenable for staying in the coalition. He said the party has taken inputs from all the security agencies before arriving at this decision.
The BJP secretary general said they had announced the ceasefire for the month of fasting but it was not responded properly by teh separatists and the militants. Now, he said, they will make efforts to hat radicalisation and neutralise the militants.
“I will be meeting the Chief Minister,” Naeem Akhter said. “I will let you know when I have something to say.”
With the BJP pulling out of the coalition, the Jammu and Kasmir has finally passed into BJP hands for a remote rule from Delhi. Sources said BJP ministers flown from Srinagar was not knowing that they had to discuss the Lok Sabha polls. The decision came after Ami Shah had a detailed meeting with the NSA Ajit Doval.