Srinagar: The BJP pulled out of alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, the party’s general secretary Ram Madhav announced in New Delhi on Tuesday.
“It has become untenable for the BJP to continue in the alliance government in the state,” Madhav said at a press conference.
He said the BJP favoured governor’s rule in the state.
“Keeping in mind that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and in order to control the prevailing situation in the state, we have decided that the reins of power in the state be handed over to the governor,” Madhav told journalists in New Delhi.
The party which was leading the state government had failed to control the situation in the state, the BJP leader said.
According to sources, the BJP has already sent a letter to Governor NN Vohra saying that the party intends to withdraw support to the PDP.
The decision to this effect has been taken by BJP party president Amit Shah, media reports said quoting sources.
Shah had a long meeting with met BJP ministers in J&K government.
The break-up of the alliance that came into power after the J&K Assembly election of 2014, which saw the PDP emerging as the biggest party with 28 seats and the BJP emerging as the second-biggest with 25 seats, comes at a time when faultlines had been apparent for at least a few months.
Governor’s rule is now likely to be imposed on the state.