Jammu and Kashmir political situation highlights: In a dramatic turn of events, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday night dissolved the state Assembly after three mainstream parties came together to stake claim to form a government. It was countered by Peoples Conference leader Sajad Gani Lone who claimed to have the backing of BJP. But in a terse announcement, Governor Satya Pal Malik said that he was exercising powers conferred on him by the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution and dissolving the Assembly. The state Legislative Assembly had two more years to go.
The development came shortly after the PDP, NC and Congress joined the ranks in a bid to checkmate attempts by the BJP to form a government with the support of PDP rebels and Sajad Lone.
The border state was placed under the Governor’s rule on June 19 for a 6-month period following the collapse of the PDP-BJP coalition government after the saffron party withdrew support.