Modi’s BJP ends alliance with PDP in IoK

Web Desk: In a major political turn of events ahead of 2019 general elections, the Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) government crashed on Tuesday after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called off its alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

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“We have taken a decision, it is untenable for BJP to continue in alliance with PDP in IoK, hence we are withdrawing,” BJP National General Secretary RAM Madhav said in a press conference in Delhi.

Holding Mehbooba Mufti responsible for the current unrest in the Valley, Madhav accused her of non-cooperation and demanded Governor’s rule in the state.

BJP quit the coalition following a rift over extension in the Ramazan ceasefire. Chief Minister of IoK Mehbooba Mufti wanted the ceasefire to be extended, while the BJP decided against it.

The Indian government had suspended cordon and search operations during the holy month of Ramazan.

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