Jammu and Kashmir is now placed under President’ Rule. The present situation in the state arose after BJP pulled out of its alliance with the PDP resulting in the collapse of the Mehbooba Mufti government. As the state remains under President’s Rule and political parties hope for early polls to resolve the stalemate, some parties have however now expressed their reservations on polls .
Holding this view is the main opposition party the National Conference. It’s vice-president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has now reiterated his demand for dissolution of the Jammu and Kashmir legislative Assembly and said the situation in Kashmir is not conducive for polls.
On the reports that the BJP trying to form the government in the state again with rebel PDP MLAs, Abdullah said he would go by senior BJP leader Ram Madhav’s tweet wherein he denied the reports.
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav reportedly said his party was for continuing with governor’s rule in the state in the interest of peace, governance and development.
Omar said his party, however, would take part in the democratic exercise whenever it is held, he added.
The National Conference has gone on record to demand the dissolution of the Assembly. “It is the cure for all the rumours about horse trading, splitting of political parties and government formation,” Abdullah told reporters.
“We will contest the elections whenever they are held. The reality is that the situation in Jammu may be conducive for polls but the situation in Kashmir is very grave,” the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister added.
The National Conference, Abdullah said, does not demand immediate elections as it understands that it will take time to create a conducive climate.