BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP in J&K

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Mehbooba Mufti resigned today after BJP pulled out of the alliance

"Hence, we are withdrawing support". "Shujaat Bukhari's killing is an example". He also claimed that resentment in the state's Jammu and Ladakh regions has been growing over the lack of development and also because of a "perceptible sense of discrimination" felt there.

The decision to finally part ways was taken at a meeting of BJP's ministers and office bearers in Jammu and Kashmir with Amit Shah here at party headquarters. Our party chief had said this alliance would not work out.

A statement issued by the politburo said: "The BJP central government unilaterally announced, first, the ceasefire and later, its withdrawal".

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that the imposition of Governor's rule in the valley will not affect the security operations in any way. Indicating that the alliance ended due to the BJP's persistence with a muscular policy in the Valley, Mehbooba Mufti said she did everything to take reconciliatory measures in Jammu and Kashmir.

Over 800 terror incidents have been reported in J&K over the three years ending 2017-up from 208 in 2015 to 342 in 2017-according to an IndiaSpend analysis of government data. "The BJP ministers have expressed their resentment to the PDP".

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The three-year government in the state collapsed on Tuesday, 19 June after the BJP snapped ties with PDP in the state.

He said the security situation in the region had worsened and it should be put under "governor's rule", or direct rule from New Delhi.

As many as 744 people died in these three years: 471 terrorists, 201 security forces and 72 civilians, the data show. While BJP was in favour, PDP leaders wanted the ceasefire to be extended. The PDP did not agree to it which established the point of no return.

Mehbooba said PDP was also able to safeguard the special status of the State by defending Article 35-A and Article 370 in the apex court. Our operations will go on like they used to. In past months there have been several outbreaks of violence.

The People's Democratic Party (PDP)'s Mehbooba resigned just after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced it was pulling out of its alliance with the PDP in IOK. The two parties had formed an alliance in Jammu and Kashmir in 2014.

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BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav said it had become "untenable" to continue in the coalition. "The agenda is not abandoned", the party would say. PDP has not been successful in fulfilling its promises. The two ministers were subsequenlty sacked.

National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah called for immediate dissolution of the state Legislative Assembly and holding of fresh elections in the state.

In the evening, when Mehbooba addressed a hurriedly called press conference at her residence, she termed the BJP's decision to bid the coalition goodbye as the party's prerogative.

He also cited rising instances of terrorism and radicalisation as one of the reasons to pull the plug on the state government.

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