BJP President Amit Shah, who reached Jammu on Saturday morning for a day-long trip, attacked the People Democratic Party (PDP) and listed out several reasons for pulling out of the PDP-BJP alliance in Jammu-Kashmir. Shah accused the PDP of not utilising the funds for the betterment of the state.
“We had three main promises when we formed the govt waited for four years. Modiji gave so much of money. But still the promises were not fulfilled. When we made the government with PDP, we decided to work on 3 aspects: 1) balanced development in 3 regions 2) maintaining peace by eliminate terror 3) Jammu-Kashmir will remain an integral part of India,” said Shah.
“Despite packages being given by Modi ji, Jammu and Ladakh continued to face discrimination.Then, we decided if this is happening while we are in the government then it's better to be in the opposition, added Shah.
Shah said despite the Central government trying its best, peace wasn’t restored in the Valley.
“Peace was not restored and a situation came that army Jawan Aurangzeb was kidnapped and killed. A Journalist and editor was killed. Pressure groups stood up and didn't let the govt to work,”
“India is a democracy and everyone has the right to write. If editors are killed, army jawans are killed, if Jammu is not developed then we don't have the right to stay in power,” said Shah.
The BJP President then went out to list the efforts made the central government led by PM Modi and betrayal by the PDP:
Shah then said that only government that will provide Jammu it's due right will function, he also attacked the PDP and the National Conference party and said:
"These two families have run the government and they are indulged in corruption. We want development for the state of Jammu and Kashmir. And, the people should expect the JK to developed at par with the other states."
Jammu-Kashmir was placed under Governor's rule on Wednesday, a day after the BJP withdrew support to its alliance partner PDP, prompting Mehbooba Mufti to resign as chief minister.
Announcing withdrawal of support to the coalition on Tuesday, the BJP said it had become "untenable" for the party to continue in the alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir.
After the split, both Congress and National Conference said they will not join hands with any party to form government in the state.