Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti have issued a set of tweets regarding the dramatic events of Wednesday, as the state's assembly was dissolved even as competing claims were made to form a government in the state.
In her tweets, an incredulous Mufti thanked her newfound allies, the JKNC and the Congress and their leaders Omar Abdullah and Ambika Soni respectively. She said that the trio of parties had found common ground over seeking dissolution of the state assembly. She goes on to reference a grand alliance 'Mahagathbandhan' in the state and questions the Jammu and Kashmir Governor, specifically, the fax machine in his office, for allegedly not being able to receive the fax of her letter staking a claim.
Mufti's new-found ally, Omar Abdullah, agreeing with Mehboob, re-tweeted her tweet, that expressed his shock towards the Governor's decision of dissolution.
Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed dramatic developments on Wednesday. Firstly, setting aside years of enmity, the PDP and JKNC allied with each other, as well as the Congress, indicating the intention to form a government in the state. Hours later, a letter staking claim was sent to the Governor Satya Pal Malik by Mehbooba Mufti. Almost simultaneously, a parallel claim was sent by Handwara MLA Sajad Lone, who claimed to have the backing of the BJP. However, the J&K Governor dissolved the state assembly leaving fresh elections as the likeliest outcome.