J&K Under Governor’s Rule After BJP Ends Coalition Govt With PDP

The BJP blamed ‘pressure groups’ and cited worsening law and order situation for its decision to walk out.

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J&K Under Governor’s Rule After BJP Ends  Coalition Govt With PDP

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The state of Jammu and Kashmir found itself under Governor's rule on Wednesday, 20 June, a day after the BJP snapped ties with the PDP, signalling the end of the three-year-old rocky coalition government in the state.

BJP chief Amit Shah blamed 'pressure groups' and cited worsening law and order situation in the Kashmir Valley for its decision to walk out of the alliance. Meanwhile, Mehbooba Mufti, who resigned as CM on Tuesday itself, said J&K cannot be treated as "enemy territory", while clarifying that the PDP will not get into any other alliance.

  • J&K Governor NN Vohra appointed BVR Subrahmanyam (IAS of 1987 batch) as the new chief secretary on 20 June
  • Retired IPS officer Vijay Kumar and former chief secretary BB Vyas were appointed as advisors to the Governor
  • National Conference leader Omar Abdullah clarified that his party is in favour of Governor’s rule
  • Congress President Rahul Gandhi slammed the BJP and PDP for destroying years of “UPA’s hardwork”
1:05 PM , 21 Jun

'We've Abadoned the Govt, But Not the People of the State': Ram Madhav

Speaking to the media two days after the BJP snapped ties with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, the former's national general secretary said the "decision never had electoral consideration behind it, but was for the largest interest of the nation and J&K's people.

We’ve abandoned the government in J&K, (but) not the people of the state. We’ll work for (their) betterment. We had a four-pronged strategy, including hot pursuit against terrorists. That will continue.
Ram Madhav

He also slammed National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, while denying allegations of horse-trading.

Why is he (Omar Abdullah) so scared? I’m sure his party men are loyal to him. There is no question of horse-trading from our side. We’ve seen what kind of horse-trading happened in J&K under his party. Nobody should forget history.
Ram Madhav on allegations of horse trading
10:06 PM , 20 Jun

Pressure Groups Broke Dream of Balanced Development in J-K: Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday blamed "pressure groups" in Jammu and Kashmir for stalling his party's efforts for an equitable growth in all three regions of the state and cited worsening law and order situation in the Valley for its decision to walk out of the PDP-led government.

In his first comments following the break-up of the PDP-BJP alliance on Tuesday, he also claimed that the decision to withdraw support was not taken keeping in mind the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

If that was the case, then it would have been done six months later, Shah said told Zee News in an interview.

"The balance in development which should have been there among the three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh did not happen and there was also this (worsening) law and order situation," he said, citing the reasons behind his party's decision.

8:23 PM , 20 Jun

BVR Subrahmanyam Appointed J&K Chief Secretary

Senior Chhattisgarh cadre IAS officer BVR Subrahmanyam appointed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary.

BB Vyas and former IPS officer Vijay Kumar appointed advisors to governor, an official communique said.

6:50 PM , 20 Jun

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra Issues Guidelines for Officials

Published: 18 Jun 2018, 11:01 PM IST
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