The stir created in Jammu and Kashmir after the governor dissolved the assembly on Wednesday has instigated high-voltage drama in the valley.
Governor Satya Pal Malik who dissolved the assembly after People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti staked claim, said “impossibility of forming a stable government by the coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies”. Mufti with the support of the Congress Party and National Conference (NC) had gained the majority numbers required to form the government.
Furthermore, governor Malik added, “fragile security scenario in the state? where there is a need to have a stable and supportive environment for security forces”.
This step taken by governor Malik has raised many questions and created a slug-fest amongst the political parties.
NC chief Farooq Abdullah, condemning the move said, “I had a lot of hopes from this Governor, but this is very sad. He has turned out to be another slave of the Centre. The post of Governor needs to be looked into. Why did he wait 5 months to dissolve assembly?”
He also hit out at the governor saying that governor Malik is just a ‘slave’ of the centre.
Replying to BJP leader Ram Madhav’s comment, Abdullah said, “When PDP was in alliance with BJP then it was not ‘terror-friendly?’ It has become ‘terror-friendly’ when it talked of alliance with NC and Congress?”
NC leader and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah said, “I dare you Ram Madhav ji to prove your allegation. You have RAW, NIA & IB at your command (CBI too is your parrot) so have the guts to place evidence in the public domain. Either prove this or be man enough to apologise. Don’t practice shoot & scoot politics.”
Moreover, clearing the air, Farooq Abdullah in a press conference said that the NC-PDP-Congress alliance will not fight the polls together; the arrangement was only to protect the state from the current mess.
BJP’s Ram Madhav mocked at the alliance formed by PDP, NC and Congress. Madhav said, “PDP&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 & form govt. What they did prompted the Guv to look into the whole issue.”
The assembly in Jammu and Kashmir remained in suspended animation and was under the Governor’s rule since June after the BJP withdrew its support from Mehbooba Mufti led PDP.
On November 21 PDP, NC and Congress party announced their alliance with Altaf Bukhari as the CM face. On the other hand, People’s Conference Sajjad Lone backed by the BJP decided to form the government. Rejecting both the parties plea, Governor Satya Pal Malik dissolved the assembly.