"The only alternative was governor's rule because there will be a single line administration", he said. A former Congress leader, the veteran politician had been a proponent of "healing touch" to the people of the Valley, what with his party driven by the idea of self-rule and not autonomy. He said the BJP faced some difficulty in implementing developmental projects as some ministries were not with the party. We had only two options - either form a coalition government or go for another election. She, too, couldn't cool down the PDP-BJP political friction that only gathered heat on the administrative levels too.
Accusing the BJP of setting Jammu and Kashmir on "a fire of anarchy and radicalization" in its three years coalition rule with PDP, the Congress on Wednesday sought to know from it and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as to what plans they had for bringing normalcy and peace back to the state.
No major political party staked claim to government formation after Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP government collapsed on Tuesday after the BJP withdrew from it.
Omar hit back, saying he had no doubt about his MLAs and referred to the BJP's alleged horse-trading bids in Jammu and Kashmir.More news: House set to vote Thursday on immigration bills
"However, it would have been better if the PDP would have ditched the BJP rather than what happened", he said.
National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah called for immediate dissolution of the state Legislative Assembly and holding of fresh elections in the state.
Singh, the Lok Sabha MP from Lucknow, also reiterated the Modi government's resolve to ensure a complete end to militant activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
The ceasefire announced by the Centre for the month of Ramzan was revoked on Sunday. It was different this time given that negotiations were on with Pakistan, terrorists and separatists.More news: Donald Trump's executive order on family separations prompted by disturbing TV images
Apart from the divergent views between the two parties within the state government, a section of the BJP leadership felt that Mufti as chief minister was not doing justice to the regions of Jammu and Ladakh, as development work was mostly concentrated in Kashmir valley.
Meanwhile, Northern Command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh met Governor N N Vohra at Raj Bhavan, today.
This weekend, on June 23, the BJP's Shah is coming to Jammu attend to a function to mark the death anniversary of Mookerjee.
"They can do anything now in the absence of a government which otherwise could built pressure on them on certain issues", Feroz Ahmad Bhat, a resident of central Kashmir's Ganderbal said. She wanted it to continue, whereas given the security situation in the state, the BJP was not willing to continue with ceasefire.More news: World Cup Group C