NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday pulls out of alliance with Mehbooba Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu & Kashmir.
Speaking to reporters, Ram Madhav said, “We have taken a decision, it is untenable for BJP to continue in alliance with PDP in Jammu & Kashmir, hence we are withdrawing. Terrorism, violence and radicalisation have risen and fundamental rights of the citizens are under danger in the Valley. Journalist Shujaat Bukhari’s killing is an example.”
Minutes after the news of BJP-PDP break-up announced, social media users took the humorous route mocking the saffron party. Check out the Twitterati reactions:
I thought #BJP will remove 370 someday.
Instead they removed themselves.
— Kaveri 🇮🇳 (@ikaveri) June 19, 2018
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) June 19, 2018
बडा सवाल –
कश्मीर नहीं संभल रहा, देश कैसे संभलेगा?
— ASHUTOSH MISHRA (@JournoAshutosh) June 19, 2018
The BJP has pulled out of J&K alliance only to get a freer hand to take rhetoric about Pakistan-Kashmir-Muslims to new pitch in countdown to 2019. Make no mistake, its about electoral strategy for rest of country. My heart goes out to people of Kashmir…
— Saba Naqvi (@_sabanaqvi) June 19, 2018
Glad #BJPPDP alliance ended. No way to run a state. Things are going out of control there and we haven't been able to do anything about it. Time for total rethink on Kashmir and doing what it takes to fix the problem.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) June 19, 2018
For 3 yrs, these liars kept telling us that Terrorism, violence is going down, DeMo destroyed the terrorists backbone.
Now, same liars are telling us that terrorism and violence has increased and that's the reason for breaking the alliance. #BJPdumpsPDP
— Dhruv Rathee (@dhruv_rathee) June 19, 2018
BJP during Demonetisation
(Nov 2016 ) – Demonetisation has broken the back of terrorism.
BJP today ( 19 June 2018 ) – We have decided to pull out of the alliance because terrorism has increased in the valley.
— The Bhakt's God (@bhaktsgod) June 19, 2018
The Congress on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of a coalition with the Peoples Democratic Alliance (PDP), making Governor’s rule look imminent in Jammu and Kashmir.