JK pullout decision taken in country’s interest: R K Singh

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Raipur: Two days after the BJP pulled out of its alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, Power Minister R K Singh Thursday said the decision was taken in the country’s interest.

“It was in the country’s interest to break the alliance and strongly counter terrorism and anti-national elements,” the minister said.

He was speaking to reporters at the Balbir Singh Juneja Indoor Stadium on the occasion of International Yoga Day.

The BJP’s expectations from the alliance in Jammu and Kashmir could not be fulfilled given the prevailing situation in the state, R K Singh said.

“We had no other option but to pull out of the government,” he added.

“Let the others say whatever they want to, but for us the nation comes first. Whenever we feel that a decision needs to be taken in the nation’s interest, we take it,” he said.

With the BJP pulling out of its over three-year-old alliance with the PDP, Jammu and Kashmir was yesterday placed under the Governor’s rule for the fourth time in the last one decade. PTI