The BJP has pulled out from the alliance in Jammu and Kashmir with People’s Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir. With the development, the state has come under President’s rule.
The BJP had 25 lawmakers and the PDP had 28 in the state assembly, where the majority mark is 45.
The decision to withdraw support came after BJP president Amit Shah met with the party’s lawmakers from Jammu and Kashmir in Delhi. The rift between the two parties widened following the Government of India’s decision to resume anti-terror operations in the state after Ramzan.
The BJP has blamed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for the break up.
Ram Madhav, the National BJP President said, ” Mehbooba failed to handle the situation in the valley. We have taken a decision, it is untenable for BJP to continue in alliance with PDP in Jammu & Kashmir, hence we are withdrawing, ” he said.