If we would not have formed govt at that time, Governor's rule or Presidential rule would have been imposed in the Valley.
The move came less than a year ahead of the 2019 general elections and a couple of months after the BJP had replaced its Deputy Chief Minister in the wake of outrage over Kathua rape incident. "Only for the purposes of running a coalition government in the state, the party had decided not to press for abrogation of Article 370 while in government".
On Tuesday after submitting her resignation to the Governor, she tried to play the victim card but local watchers say Mufti may have pioneered PDP's stunning emergence on Kashmir's political scene at a time when the ground was bristling with the after-effects of the insurgency.
"It has become untenable for the BJP to continue the alliance in Jammu and Kashmir in the situation that has developed today. The view was very clear in the BJP, we wanted anti-terrorist operations to start again", said a senior BJP leader based in Jammu and Kashmir.
On Ramzan ceasefire initiative, Madhav said, "We had suspended operations in the Valley because of the importance of Ramzan for the people in Jammu and Kashmir".
An official gazette notification issued in Srinagar said the Governor Vohra has put Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly under suspended animation.
Having won all its seats from Jammu and Ladhakh, the BJP was apparently sensing a growing sense of dissatisfaction in the two regions with the performance of the coalition government.
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Though media reports were suggesting an impending end to the four-year PDP-BJP coalition from Monday evening, when all state BJP ministers and top leaders were summoned by the party leadership to New Delhi for a "crucial meeting", the leaders from both parties had dismissed the reports as "fake" and a "laughable joke".
"After a meeting with BJP [President] Amit Shah, we decided that we can not continue with the PDP in the state". The United Nations also called for an worldwide inquiry into accusations of human rights violations. He also stated that the Army does face any kind of political interference from the political outfits of the country. "We had an alliance with them just for the mandate that was given by people", said Ram Madhav in a tweet. If things turn ugly, as they threaten to, the central government will bear the brunt, minus the buffer of a local government. We had expected a good response from the Hurriyat.
Last week, extremists shot and killed the editor of a local Kashmiri newspaper and abducted and killed a Kashmiri soldier on his way home to celebrate Eid.
She said PDP was in support of extending the unilateral Ramadan ceasefire but there were contrary statements coming from the other side.
He said "a major factor has been the challenge of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism".
Replying to questions, he said apart from the reasons given, there were no other reasons for the decision to pull out of the government.