BJP has now suggested that the best option is to go for fresh polls. (Image: Amit Shah/Twitter)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • After the Governor dissolved the J&K Assembly, BJP said best option is to go for fresh polls
  • BJP has slammed the alliance of Congress, PDP and NC saying they are ‘terror-friendly parties’
  • Congress, PDP and NC on Wednesday staked claim to form the government in J&K

After Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Congress and National Conference (NC) announced their decision to stake claim to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slammed the alliance saying it is a combination of “terror-friendly parties”.

Even as the People’s Conference claimed the support of BJP to form the government, the saffron party said the best option now was to call for fresh elections in the state after the Governor dissolved the assembly.

So far, the BJP had maintained that the state was doing fine under Governor’s Rule in these five months after BJP pulled out of its alliance with the PDP.

The BJP said on Twitter, soon after the state governor dissolved the assembly, that the border state cannot afford horse-trading and instability keeping its security scenario in mind.

“The proposed alliance between the Congress and the PDP broke up even before it was formed. They have taken contradictory positions on dissolution. One supports it and the other opposes it,” the BJP said.

“The best option in such a scenario is to go in for a fresh election at the earliest. This assembly cannot produce a stable government,” it added.

Jammu and Kashmir needs a firm administration to deal with terrorism and not a combination of terror-friendly parties, it added.

The Jammu and Kashmir assembly was abruptly dissolved by the Governor on Wednesday night hours after the PDP staked claim to form a government with the backing of rival NC and the Congress followed by another bid from the two-member People’s Conference which claimed the support of the BJP and 18 legislators from other parties.

The dissolution was announced by Governor Satyapal Malik in a communique released by the Raj Bhavan.

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