BJP-PDP alliance ends LIVE updates: NN Vohra forwards report to President for imposition of Governor’s rule

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BJP-PDP alliance break-up LIVE updates: Mehbooba Mufti has resigned as the chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir. Both PDP and BJP were reportedly at loggerheads over the Centre's decision to end Ramzan ceasefire on operations against terrorists operating in the valley.

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BJP-PDP alliance ends in Jammu and Kashmir LIVE updates: In a big development, the Bharatiya Janta Party has ended the three-year-old alliance with Mehbooba Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir. Mehbooba Mufti has resigned as the chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir. The decision was announced by the BJP leader Ram Madhav at a press conference in Delhi today. Both PDP and BJP were reportedly at loggerheads over the Centre’s decision to end Ramzan ceasefire on operations against terrorists operating in the valley. The letter to J&K governor NN Vohra for the break-up of the alliance has been sent by the BJP.

“It has become untenable for BJP to continue in alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir,” Ram Madhav said addressing an emergency press conference called by the BJP. “Our decision comes after a rise in terrorism and violence, and increased radicalisation in the Valley. There have been constant attacks on an individual’s Right to Life and even basic Freedom of Speech,” he added.

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BJP-PDP alliance ends LIVE updates: Big development in Jammu and Kashmir politics, Mehbooba Mufti resigns as CM

20:31 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
NN Vohra recommends Centre for the imposition of Governor rule in J&K

Governor NN Vohra has forwarded his report to the President of India for imposition of Governor’s Rule under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. "The governor received a letter by fax, jointly signed by Ravinder Raina and Kavinder Gupta, state BJP president and leader of BJP Legislature Party respectively, about withdrawing BJP's support to the coalition government," a Raj Bhawan spokesperson told PTI. 

19:08 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
BJP-PDP alliance ends: Left parties reacts

Left parties voiced their concern over the political and law-and-order situation in the state. Senior CPI(M) leader and MLA from Kulgam (J&K), MY Tarigami, said both the parties were answerable to people of J&K for their "unprincipled" alliance, reports PTI. "He was giving positive signals regarding peace in the Valley. What is the assessment of the Central government nobody knows. The government could have called an all-party meeting and shared its assessment," CPI leader D Raja told PTI.

19:04 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
BJP-PDP alliance ends: Ashok Chavan reacts

Maharashtra Congress president and former chief minister Ashok Chavan said that BJP is running away from responsibility by withdrawing support to PDP in Jammu and Kashmir. Chavan also said that PDP led coalition government have ruined the chances of resorting peace and tranquility in the valley. 

19:01 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
BJP-PDP alliance ends: NCP reacts

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today said that BJP's decision was in a bid to "save" itself from the "governance failures" of the last three years. The party also added that  BJP cannot absolve itself from the prevailing situation in Kashmir. Speaking to PTI, NCP national spokesman Nawab Malik said, " The four-year-old BJP rule at the Centre and the three-year-old coalition of the BJP and PDP in J&K has been an utter failure. The BJP's decision to pull out (of thecoalition government in J&K) is a bid to save itself from the governance failures of the last three years. The party is equally responsible for the conditions prevailing in the border state." 

18:56 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
BJP-PDP alliance ends: Shiv Sena reacts

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that it took 3.5 years for BJP to take back support from PDP after sacrificing around 600 soldiers.

It took you 3.5 years & sacrifice of around 600 soldiers to realise that you should take back your support in #JammuAndKashmir. When you know how that govt functions, how could you even support them for so long: Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena on BJP calling off alliance with PDP pic.twitter.com/V7XxjuT6oB

18:54 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
BJP-PDP alliance ends: UP CM Yogi Adityanath reacts

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the move is in the interest of the country. Aditynath further said that BJP will continue to do whatever is necessary for benefit of the state.

Local leadership, Deputy CM (of J&K) & state ministers were taken into confidence, in the interest of the country & J&K BJP took this step & BJP will continue to do whatever is necessary for benefit of the state: UP CM Yogi Adityanath on BJP withdrawing from alliance with PDP pic.twitter.com/vqqJNcVUNc

18:51 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
BJP-PDP alliance ends: Rahul Gandhi reacts

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said coalition government of BJP and PDP had set the state on fire which killed many innocent people including our brave soldiers.

The opportunistic BJP-PDP alliance set fire to J&K, killing many innocent people including our brave soldiers. It cost India strategically & destroyed years of UPA’s hard work. The damage will continue under President’s rule. Incompetence, arrogance & hatred always fails.

17:18 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
BJP-PDP alliance ends: Opposition leaders slammed BJP
17:11 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Composition of J&K Assembly

In the 89 member Jammu and Kashmir assembly, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) has 28 members, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) has 25 members, J&K National Conference (J&KNC ) has 15 members, Indian National Congress (INC ) has 12 members, Independent & Others (IND. ) has five members while Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M) and J&K PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC FRONT (PDF ) has one member respectively. There are two nominated members in the assembly.

17:08 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Mehbooba Mufti briefs media

Mehbooba Mufti said, 'Ceasefire brought relief to Jammu and Kashmir. I am not shocked. We didn't do this alliance for power. This alliance had a bigger motive- unilateral ceasefire, PM's visit to Pakistan, withdrawal of cases against 11,000 youth." 

17:02 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Mehbooba Mufti briefs media

Adressing media, Mehbooba Mufti said, ' I have resigned from the post of CM.' 

16:54 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
High level meeting underway at Rajnath Singh's residence

A meeting of senior officials including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Joint Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir and other officers are underway at Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence in the national capital.

16:41 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
BJP-PDP alliance ends: Delhi CM takes dig at BJP

In a tweet, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal takes a dig on BJP over breaking alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir.

16:33 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
BJP-PDP alliance ends: AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi reacts

The BJP's decision to pull out of the PDP-led Jammu and Kashmir government and the expected imposition of Governor's rule won't bring normalcy in the state, said AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. "There will not be normalcy after Governor's rule is imposed... There will be further repression. The BJP's ... actual agenda is to scrap Article 370. No Kashmiri will approve of it," Owaisi told IANS.

16:26 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Omar Abdullah briefs media

After meeting Governor NN Vohra at Srinagar, Former Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah addressed a press conference where he said that no party has the mandate to form a government, so there should be an imposition of Governor rule in the state.I met Governor. I told him that National conference didn't receive mandate to form govt in 2014 & we don't have mandate in 2018 also. We haven't been approached & we aren't approaching anyone: Omar Abdullah, National Conference #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/04CJTpEoON— ANI (@ANI) June 19, 2018I have told Governor that since no party has the mandate to form government, he will have to impose Governor rule in the state: Omar Abdullah, National Conference on BJP called off alliance with PDP in #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/Tln9psdQC1— ANI (@ANI) June 19, 2018

16:20 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Omar Abdullah addresses media

In 2014, National Conference failed to secure mandate. In 2018, also we have no mandate of forming a government. We informed Governor to impose Governor rule in the state. We will fully support the governor in the exercise of his functions.

16:09 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Omar Abdullah met J&K Governor

Former Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday met Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan in Srinagar.

15:54 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
BJP-PDP alliance ends: Randeep Singh Surjewala reacts

In a tweet, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala has called it as a new drama. 

15:47 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
BJP-PDP alliance ends: Omar Abdullah has posted a cryptic remark on Twitter

Former Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has posted a cryptic remark on Twitter. 

15:42 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
BJP-PDP alliance ends: PDP to meet at 4pm

PDP will convene a party meeting at 4 pm today to discuss the ongoing situation. " We can only put our heads together and discuss in the party meeting at 4 pm," Rafi Ahmad Mir, PDP Spokesperson told ANI.

15:39 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
BJP-PDP alliance ends: G A Mir, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee reacts

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee on Tuesday called the PDP-BJP coalition government as "unholy". "This was an unholy alliance and it was expected to break from day one. They had betrayed the people of the state and supporters of the respective parties. They sought votes on opposing agendas. The BJP had a big mandate at national level but they were policy less when it came to Jammu and Kashmir," Mir told PTI.

15:32 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Kavinder Gupta, BJP

"Our ministers have submitted their resignations to Mehbooba Mufti," says Kavinder Gupta, BJP. Gupta was recently appointed as the deputy chief minister of the state.

15:25 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress

Whatever has happened is good. People of Jammu & Kashmir will get some relief. BJP has ruined Kashmir and have now pulled out, maximum number of civilianand& army men died during these 3 years. There is no question of forming an alliance with the PDP.

15:20 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Naeem Akhtar confirms Mufti's resignation

"We will talk in detail at 5pm, meanwhile she (Mehbooba Mufti) has submitted her resignation (as J&K CM) to the Governor," Naeem Akhtar said, adding that CM got to know about the development through television

15:18 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Asaduddin Owaisi reacts on the decision

"Feel sorry for the people of Kashmir. I have no sympathy for PDP and this is a big lesson for them. I request the people of Kashmir to be calm. BJP cannot run away from failing to stop attacks on army camps. BJP has withdrawan support because it was losing ground in Jammu. This will not lead to any positive development," Asaduddin Owaisi said.

15:17 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Mehbooba Mufti resigns as Jammu and Kashmir CM

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Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has send her resignation to Governor NN Vohra. The PDP has said that they got to know about the decision through media. The PDP ministers had gone to work as usual earlier in the day. "This is a surprise for us because we did not have any indication about their decision," Rafi Ahmad Mir, PDP Spokesperson said on BJP pulling out of an alliance with PDP

15:11 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress

"We have been proven right that formation of the PDP-BJP government was a HImalayan blunder. This is a total failure on the part of the government of India. The BJP and central government can't shy away from responsibility. The BJP compelled the regional party to have an alliance with it in J&K," says Ghulam Nabi Azad

15:10 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress

"The BJP government can't flee its responsibility by leaving the government, we are happy Centre accepted its mistake. I had warned the PM way back in 2015," says Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress

15:09 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress

"BJP-PDP failed in running the state. Congress and NC had removed terrorism from the state but when this government had come we had said that the state will be ruined. Large number of soldiers and civilians died during this period," says Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress

15:08 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Rafi Ahmad Mir, PDP Spokesperson

"We tried our best to run the govt with BJP. This had to happen. This is a surprise for us because we did not have any indication about their decision," Rafi Ahmad Mir, PDP Spokesperson on BJP pulling out of an alliance with PDP.

15:05 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress, reacts on the development

"BJP-PDP failed in running the state. Congress and NC had removed terrorism from the state but when this government had come we had said that the state will be ruined. Large number of soldiers and civilians died during this period," says Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress.

15:03 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Ravinder Raina, BJP

"We tried our level best to restore peace and normalcy in the state," says Ravinder Raina, senior BJP leader from J&K

14:57 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Junaid Mattoo, National Conference, speaks on the development

"The party will comment on the development shortly. It is a significant development."
 

14:53 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Shiv Sena slams BJP, PDP: 'This alliance was anti-national and unnatural'

This alliance was anti-national and unnatural. Our party chief had said, this alliance won't work out. Had they continued with it they would have had to answer in 2019 Lok Sabha election: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena on BJP calling off their alliance with PDP in Jammu&Kashmir

14:51 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Patidar leader Hardik Patel slams BJP, PDP
14:50 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Former union minister Kapil Sibal slams BJP, PDP
14:48 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Former CM Omar Abdullah reacts on the development
14:46 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Ram Madhav, BJP J&K in-charge, speaks on the decision

"We had hoped that our step will be met with a positive response both from terrorists as well as separatists. It was a goodwill gesture. But we did not get any positive signals during this period of opportunity," Madhav said on the question of suspension of ops for a month.  

14:45 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Ram Madhav, BJP J&K in-charge, speaks on the decision

"Jammu and Kashmir is an inseparable part of India for the BJP. Keeping in mind the commitment and keeping in mind the larger interest of national integrity, we have decided that the reigns of power in the state be handed over to the Governor and there is an attempt made to improve the situation in the state."

14:42 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Ram Madhav, BJP J&K in-charge, speaks on the decision

"Jammu and Kashmir is an inseparable part of India for the BJP. Keeping in mind the commitment and keeping in mind the larger interest of national integrity, we have decided that the reigns of power in the state be handed over to the Governor and there is an attempt made to improve the situation in the state."

14:41 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Ram Madhav, BJP J&K in-charge, speaks on the decision

'We have been part of the alliance for three years. I admit we have not been fully successful in implementing the development agenda for the state,' says Ram Madhav, BJP J&K in-charge, speaks on the decision. 

14:40 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Ram Madhav, BJP J&K in-charge, speaks on the decision

"Our decision comes after a rise in terrorism and violence, and increased radicalisation in the Valley. There have been constant attacks on an individuals RIght to Life and even basic Freedom of Speech"

In what can be seen as the beginning of a big political turmoil, ruling PDP and BJP have called off their alliance in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The two parties were reportedly at loggerheads over the Centre's decision to end Ramzan ceasefire on operations against terrorists operating in the valley.
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