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Muscular security policy will not work in J&K : Mehbooba Mufti after resignation

Rouf Pampori

Rouf Pampori

5 Dariya News

Srinagar , 19 Jun 2018

PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti addressed a press conference in Srinagar moments after she submitted her resignation to Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday. She resigned as J&K Chief Minister after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called off its alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the terror-affected state."We had always said muscular security policy will not work in J-K, reconciliation is key. We will continue to strive for dialogue and reconciliation in J-K, alliance with BJP was not for power," Mufti was quoted as saying."This alliance had a bigger motive- unilateral ceasefire, PM's visit to Pakistan, withdrawal of cases against 11,000 youth," Mufti said."I submitted my resignation (as J&K CM) to the Governor and told him that we are not looking to explore any other alliance," she added.Mehbooba Mufti, said her state isn't "enemy" territory, and that a "muscular policy" won't work there.“I am not shocked (by BJP exit). We didn't do this alliance for power. This alliance had a bigger motive- unilateral ceasefire, PM's visit to Pakistan, withdrawal of cases against 11,000 youth,” she said while addressing reporters at her Gupkar residence.Earlier in the day, BJP National General Secretary RAM Madhav addressed the media in the national capital and said, "We have taken a decision, it is untenable for BJP to continue in alliance with PDP in Jammu & Kashmir, hence we are withdrawing".The decision to break alliance with PDP comes days after the Centre revoked unilateral Ramzan ceasefire in the Valley. Sources said that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was not happy with Centre's decision to resume anti-terror operations in the Valley. (PTK)

 

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