BJP withdraws support from coalition government in Jammu Kashmir

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Srinagar: The Bharatiya Janata Party today withdrew support to the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir where it is in power with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The BJP has already sent a letter to Governor NN Vohra saying that the party intends to withdraw support to the PDP.

Adressing a press conference in New Delhi, the BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir in-charge Ram Madhav said that it had become “untenable” for the party to continue being a part of the coalition government in Srinagar.

The decision to withdraw support was taken after consultations within the BJP, Madhav said.

The two parties have been in alliance in Jammu and Kashmir since 2016. PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti became the chief minister of the coalition government.

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