PDP sources have cited that once Governor’s rule is imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, a hardline approach will be used to gain back electoral votes across the country, reported The Indian Express.
The sources have also given a hint regarding their upcoming struggles. “We will be part of the debate but not the decisions. That way, we will be able to save ourselves. They will have to take the decision now and because a much more hardline approach suits them, they will not hesitate. That way, they may vindicate us too,” the leader stated.
They also warned against arrests of Hurriyat leaders and decimation of dialogue with Pakistan or seperatists.
“There is a kind of gloom in the party. We wish we had left the alliance on our own terms and at the time of our choosing. We had many occasions. But a large section wasn’t ready. Tassaduq Mufti had given us an opportunity to act. But in that last major meeting on the issue, there were more voices in favour of continuing than those who wanted to quit,” he said.
However, the leader said that the party was aware of the difficulties ahead and that it would be ‘a miracle’ if they survived in the next election.
The J & K government coalition between PDP and BJP collapsed on Tuesday amid rumors of increasing security concerns. Following the collapse, Mehbooba Mufti submitted her resignation as Chief Minister of the state.
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.