National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Wednesday said Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik’s decision to dissolve the state assembly within minutes of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti staking claim for government formation “cannot be a coincidence”.
“JKNC has been pressing for assembly dissolution for 5 months now. It can’t be a coincidence that within minutes of Mehbooba Mufti Sahiba letter staking claim the order to dissolve the assembly suddenly appears,” Omar said in a series of tweets.
The very idea of a grand coalition in Jammu and Kashmir has given the BJP jitters, Mehbooba Mufti said.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said while the talks for formation of a popular government were in its infancy, the BJP government at the Centre was so worried that they dissolved the state assembly.
“It is clear that BJP’s policy is either we or nobody,” Azad told PTI.
Former BJP leader and former union minister Yashwant Sinha said the dissolution of the assembly was the latest example of the BJP to not let anyone form the government even if that meant bypassing the Constitution.