Jammu and Kashmir looming towards Governor's rule amid deadlock between PDP and BJP
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NEW DELHI: As the deadlock continues over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the state is looming towards Governors rule if both the PDP and the BJP fail to form a pact till January 19.
Well placed sources informed The Citizen that there is still inner confusion prevailing in PDP with a section of newly elected members opposing any alliance with the BJP.
On the other hand, the BJP is trying everything to pact with PDP and become a part of Government in the muslim majority state.
According to analysts, if a government is not formed in the state by January 19 then the state could be placed under the governor’s rule.
BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav has once again reiterated that there are no formal talks going on between his party and PDP over forming the government in J&K.
“Lot of kite flying over govt formation in J&K. Better note that no formal n structured dialogue has begun btw any two parties,” Madhav tweeted (sic).
However, BJP President Amit Shah recently pointed out that PDP is showing some initiative on government formation in J&K.
Earlier, the outgoing Chief Minister and National Conference working President Omar Abdullah had flagged PDP reminding them of the anti-BJP campaign during the assembly elections.
Omar, in a series of tweets, pointed to various anti BJP statements made by PDP leaders during the campaign.
“You were saying????? “@jkpdp: Mehbooba takes on Modi.... ‘People of J&K won’t let BJP succeed in its divisive..” (sic)
He also raised questions over a possible alliance between BJP and PDP, citing ideological differences between the two parties.
Now, he has raised the issue of possible governor’s rule in the state.
“I don't envy the @jkpdp having to explain the imminent imposition of central rule when they've had a credible offer of support from @JKNC,” Abdullah tweeted.
Meanwhile, separatists too have joined the bandwagon of anti BJP government in state.
Senior Hurriyat leader and Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani has termed the present political situation as “alarming”.
“If the state is handed over to people having fascist ideologies, then a do-or-die situation will be created for the Kashmiris,” Geelani said while addressing his faction’s core meeting in Srinagar.
He further stated “if kashmiris want to protect their muslim identity, culture and freedom movement, they should be mentally prepared for a decisive resistance to defy the communal forces”.
“The present situation is alarming. I want to caution the people that the communal forces of India are planning a major and destructive offensive against the freedom struggle and the Muslim identity of Kashmiri nation,” Geelani added while opposing the PDP-BJP tie up.