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BJP-PDP alliance ends: From terrorism to 2019 Lok Sabha polls, here's the reason why BJP pulled down Mufti's government in J&K

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 June 2018, 17:46 IST

The BJP and PDP alliance is over in Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP has pulled out its 'unnatural alliance' with the Mehbooba Mufti's People's Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir. The decision to dump PDP came after BJP president Amit Shah met with the party's lawmakers from Jammu and Kashmir in Delhi. In the meet, BJP state chief Ravinder Raina and party general secretary (organisation) Ashok Kaul were also present in the meeting held in New Delhi.

The BJP has claimed that Mehbooba Mufti's unilateral decisions have led the falling of the collision between the two-party. Here are the reasons that led to BJP-PDP break up:

With Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir, the Modi government would be in a better position to implement its policy to tackle separatism and militancy in the Valley.

The rise of Militancy in J&K:


The BJP after ending the collision with Mehbooba Mufti's PDP said, that her government failed to bar the militancy and radicalisation of the youth in the Kashmir Valley. "The situation in Kashmir Valley has deteriorated. Radicalisation is on the ng," Ram Madhav, the BJP general secretary and in charge of Jammu and Kashmir said.

The demand for the ceasefire in the Kashmir Valley is understood to be of the CM Mufti in Kashmir Valley. The Centre had suspended operations against the terrorist outfits during Ramzan.

Rise in Terrorism: Journalist Sujaat Bukhari Murder case


The terrorism in the Kashmir Valley has seen to end leading to the death of Rising Kashmir's Editor-in-chief Shujaat-Bukhari and Indian Army Jawan Aurangzeb on June 14 by the terrorists during the period of a ceasefire in Kashmir Valley.

Shujaat Bukhari's killing is an example of the terrorism in the Valley, says BJP lawmaker Ram Madhav in a press conference.

Kathua rape and murder case:


A brutal rape and murder case of an eight-year-old minor Kathua girl of Jammu's Rasana village was a big failure for BJP-PDP alliance in the state. The Mufti-led PDP was critical on the BJP being lenient on alleged party supporters of the rape accused. The local BJP leaders demanded a CBI inquiry into the case while Mehbooba Mufti preferred probe by Jammu and Kashmir police.

The incident triggered nationwide protest and communal violence in the state.

Mehbooba Mufti's 'unilateral decisions':


The BJP legislators of Jammu and Kashmir believed that the CM Mehbooba Mufti takes unilateral decisions in the matter of governance. The leaders also complained about the issue to the central leaders and said the saffron party was not being given due importance.

PDP took unilateral decision to release stone pelters, not to relocate Bakkarwalas from the government's land and doling out land grants to religious outfit Ahle Hadees, according to reports in India Today.

2019 Lok Sabha Elections:


The BJP government's prime promise in 2014 poll was to resolve the Kashmir issues. In fact, the conditions in the state have worsened both in the Valley in Line of Control in the four years of BJP tenure in J&K.

As there is less than a year for the 2019 General Elections, the BJP will be seeking votes and if the situation in Kashmir Valley doesn't improve, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's image of a strong leader would take a beating that could lead debacle of the party in the state.


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First published: 19 June 2018, 17:44 IST