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

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

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

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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