All is not well in PDP-BJP, J&K “heads” towards Governor’s Rule

Special Correspondent
Jammu, Jun 18: The unique combination of ‘North-Pole and South Pole’ as said by the late Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed seems to be parting ways as all is not well between ‘PDP-BJP’ and Jammu and Kashmir is likely heading towards Governor’s Rule ahead of annual Shri Amarnath yatra scheduled to begin from June 28.
According to reliable sources, all BJP ministers, four general secretaries including organizational general secretary Ashok Koul and newly appointed party president Ravinder Raina have been summoned by national president Amit Shah to the national capital for a crucial meeting tomorrow.
“Shah will hold a ‘crucial’ meeting with the party ministers and top cadre of the BJP tomorrow in New Delhi,” party sources told this correspondent.
They said that the meeting comes in the backdrop of Centre’s decision not to extend operational ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir after Ramzan.
“The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti reportedly had telephonic conversation with the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh regarding extension of operational ceasefire, which was denied by the Centre following which, operation ‘all out’ was again launched in the Kashmir valley,” sources added.
They said that Mehbooba Mufti had expressed resentment over the decision of not continuing the operation ceasefire, which created ‘rift’ among the coalition partners.
“Shah may ask all the party ministers to submit their resignations tomorrow but the legislative Assembly may not be dissolved with BJP keeping its options open to welcome any third party for alliance,” sources added.
“Most of the ministers travelled from Kashmir while others booked flights from Jammu to Delhi,” they added.
However, political analysts said that the situation in Kashmir valley is very grim and conducting Amarnath Yatra starting from June 28, will not be a cakewalk for the government.
“Center is very much concerned about peaceful conduct of Amarnath Yatra and for that matter, Governor’s Rule is the only option left,” they added and said that in present scenario and prevailing situation across the state, Jammu and Kashmir should not be the priority for the BJP at the cost of entire country.
“One PDP can be sacrificed by the BJP for the whole nation,” said political experts adding that they should not linger on or stretch their alliance with the PDP as it will not bear fruits in the coming days.
“BJP must restore the faith of the people of Jammu, who gave them historic 25 seats to form government in this turmoil hit state for the first time,” sources added.
Meanwhile political experts also expressed that the BJP is also eyeing 2019 Parliamentary elections and if they really want to come out with flying colours, they must give a serious though to its alliance with the PDP and BJP should pull out of the government in the interest of the nation.