Srinagar: A day after the Governor Satya Pal Malik dissolved the State legislative assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday hinted that the party will not move the Court in this regard, saying that there is no option after dissolution of assembly except preparing for new elections.
PDP chief spokesman, Rafi Ahmad Mir said that the party has not taken any decision to knock the doors of Court over the dissolution of assembly. “We didn’t hold any formal meeting today. No decision in this regard has been taken as yet,” he said.
Saying that suggestions are coming fore to the party to move towards Court over the dissolution of state assembly, Mir said, “There is no decision in this regard yet. We may meet after some days to take any decision.”
Hinting that party will not move to court over the dissolution of assembly, Mir siad that the there is no option left to the political parties except preparing for new elections after the assembly is dissolved in the state.
Reacting over dissolution of assembly, PDP chief spokesperson termed it as ‘unconstitutional’, saying that government has no right to question the working of PDP, NC and Congress government.
He said that instead of making such statements, the Governor should have tested the strength of the party claiming stake, terming the decision as ‘politically motivated’.
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti had Wednesday written to Governor Satya Pal Malik that she will stake claim to form government with the support of the Congress and the NC.
It was followed by another bid from the two-member People’s Conference which claimed the support of the BJP and 18 legislators from other parties.
As Malik dissolved the assembly, Madhav, who is his party’s points man for the state, alleged that “fresh instructions” were given to the two regional parties from across the border to come together and form a government.
In a presser too, Omar dared Ram Madhav to prove his allegations.
“It’s unfortunate that a senior BJP leader has said we have got instructions from Pakistan. I challenge Ram Madhav sahib & his associates to prove this with evidence. You are disrespecting sacrifices of my colleagues who refused to dance at Pakistan’s instructions and died,” he said.
Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday night dissolved the region’s assembly with immediate effect, minutes after former Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti wrote to the Governor staking claim to form the government.
Mehbooba Mufti, President of the Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had tweeted that she had been trying to send the letter to the Governor, staking claim to form the government, and added that the office was not receiving the Fax.
Following the dissolution, Omar questioned the timing. “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,” he wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, Senior PDP leader Altaf Bukhari had said that the senior leaders of the National Conference, PDP and the Congress have agreed to make an alliance in order to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir.
Bukhari, according to reports, was emerging as the chief ministerial candidate of the alliance, however he said that right now he dosen’t know anything beyond the fact that an alliance has been agreed upon to protect the special status of the state.
He also informed that an official announcement regarding the alliance will be made in one or two days.
Earlier, Senior Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had confirmed that talks between the three parties are already going on.
While speaking to Free Press Kashmir, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee president G.A. Mir had said that he had no information about the meeting, however, he is not against the idea, “given the way communal forces have/ are planning to execute venomous ideas in the state.”
“If, on a national level, like minded people are putting forward their ideas, making it a role model and turning it into one single voice to fight against communal forces, won’t be wrong,” said Mir adding, “The naked-dance BJP has been performing and plans on doing here are evident by the way situation has turned tense here for last 4 years.”
The development happened a day after PDP heavy weight Muzaffar Hussain Baig said that he was ready to join a ‘third front’ if it emerges in Jammu and Kashmir.
However, the BJP has said that the three have come together on directions of Pakistan.
In a hurriedly called press conference in Jammu at the BJP headquarters, in reaction to the alliance, BJP leader Kavinder Gupta said, “These parties are coming together to form government on directions of Pakistan just to keep BJP away.”
(With inputs from KNS)