This week was quite dramatic, unpredictable, sensational  for the Jammu and Kashmir State .Nobody had thought that PDP BJP Government would end in such a quick manner . ON 19 JUNE 2018,  Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) decided to pull out of the alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Described by the political pundits as  The ‘unholy’ alliance was formed on 1st March 2015 led by Late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed. On January 2016, following the demise of Mufti her daughter Mehbooba Mufti took charge of the first woman Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

With this development , the Jammu and Kashmir state seems to have gone back to square one with governor rule being imposed  . Many say the state will now have to start once again from the blank slate.

After BJP ended its alliance with PDP and chief minister Mehbooba Mufti resigned, President Ram Nath Kovind has imposed the Governor’s Rule in the state. This is the eighth time the state has been put under the Governor’s Rule.

In an interesting  development in this context, Former Chief Minister and Vice President of National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah  termed the breakup of the PDP-BJP alliance was a “well-planned game”.

Taking on social media site twitter Omar shared a clip from the 1977 political satire movie ‘Kissa Kursi Ka’.and wrote The PDP & BJP have been watching Bollywood movies for political strategy. This is how they have crafted their “divorce”. Brilliant fixed match, scripted to perfection except the audience aren’t fools & neither are the rest of us

The former chief minister called for immediate dissolution of the state assembly, saying keeping it in suspended animation encourages ‘dalals’ (brokers).

PDP’ Srinagar District President and MLC Mohammad Khurshid Alam said the reasons that the BJP gave for pulling out of the support from the PDP are worth to hail and that the party feels proud for such reasons.


“The reasons are demands made by Mehbooba Mufti for talks with Pakistan and separatists, withdrawal of the cases against the stone pelters, implementation of the ceasefire on ground and measures to be taken for successful dialogue and reconciliation,” Alam said.


He stated that since assuming office in the state, Mehbooba Mufti as the chief minister remained in the forefront to ensure in every way that the people of Kashmir are accorded due rights and a dignified living. He added that from protecting the state subject law to punishing the rapists of Kuthua, Mehbooba Mufti remained as a wall to protect people of Kashmir from the insurmountable predicament and the conspiracies being hatched against them far from the state.


On the otherhand, asking NC and PDP to show even a single achievement on political or human rights front since 1996, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has said that both the parties have given New Delhi a free hand from time to time to bulldoze the sentiments, rights and aspirations of people of Jammu & Kashmir and it is obvious that they have a silent understanding while compromising everything. Addressing an overcrowded press conference in Srinagar Er. Rasheed  reiterated that no doubt end of collation is victory of people’s resistance but the way BJP took everyone especially PDP by surprise is not less than a slap on the face of regional parties who have been making tall but false claims of fighting for protecting the special status and other interests of state

Whatever be the political rhetoric, the state of Jammu and Kashmir with this development seems to have slided once again backwards and one hopes the situation does not get uglier.