BJP pulls out of PDP-led coalition govt in Jammu & Kashmir

Prime News, National, New Delhi, June 19:- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) decided to pull out of the PDP-led coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

The decision comes within days of the Centre deciding not to extend the Ramadan ceasefire in the valley.

“It has become untenable for the BJP to continue the alliance with PDP,” Ram Madhav, BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir In-charge said.

BJP leaders and ministers met the top party leadership earlier in the day amid reports of straining of ties. National Security Adviser Ajit Doval also met Shah on Monday.

This is not the first time that differences have cropped up between the alliance partners. Earlier, the PDP reportedly threatened to pull out of the coalition over the issue of two BJP ministers rallying behind the Hindu Ekta Manch, which was demanding a CBI inquiry into the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district. The BJP had asked both the ministers to resign from cabinet.

On Tuesday, the BJP had called its cabinet ministers in Jammu and Kashmir to New Delhi for consultation with the party leadership. –(Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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