Mehbooba Mufti resigns after BJP snaps ties with PDP

Mehbooba Mufti
CM Mehbooba Mufti, File Photo

New Delhi, June 19: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday submitted her resignation to the Governor, confirmed senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar.

The development comes minutes after BJP severed its ties with the PDP citing that it has become untenable for their party to continue in the alliance government in the state.

Later she called an emergency meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a surprise development, after summoning all its Ministers in the state government to New Delhi, the BJP announced that it had decided to exit from the PDP-BJP coalition.
“It has become untenable for the BJP to continue with the alliance in Jammu and Kashmir,” said senior BJP leader Ram Madhav at a press conference in Delhi.

He said the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir had worsened to such a level that keeping the integrity of the county in mind the decision was taken to end the alliance.

Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta, a senior BJP leader, said that the resignations of all BJP Ministers had been sent to the Chief Minister.

“The Governor is being intimated of the decision and it is now for the Governor to decide the next constitutional step in the state,” Gupta said.

After the 2014 Assembly elections, the PDP and the BJP cobbled up a coalition government based on a mutually agreed agenda of alliance.

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