After finding all-round criticism against abrupt dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly by Governor Satya Pal Malik, the BJP seems to be attempting to be distanced itself from the decision. By and large, the party is responding cautiously in this regard.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is supposed to be responsible to monitor situation in the border state during Governor’s rule, himself tried to distance from this decision. He said that it was the decision taken by the Governor Malik himself and the BJP has no role. Even he deplored that it was unfortunate that some section is trying to drag the BJP into this.
BJP seems to be cautious following a bitter war of words broke out over the abrupt dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir assembly with the Governor being pilloried by the PDP, NC and Congress for citing their “ideological differences” in stalling their bid to form a government and a furious Omar Abdullah daring BJP general secretary Ram Madhav to prove his charge his party joined hands with arch rival PDP at the behest of Pakistan.
Though Ram Madhav was the first person to support Governor’s move, after considering heat generated by his Tweet and and also general political scenario in the valley, later retrated from his Tweet.
However, Rajnath Singh in a way backed the Governor stating he may acted after concluding that it wasn’t possible for a new state government to be formed in the current scenario.
Meanwhile, the two-member Peoples Conference leader Sajad Lone, who also claimed support of majority of MLAs in the assembly, with the backing of 25 members from BJP, tried to `save’ BJP from this turmoil. Stating that Governor had taken his own decision, he said if BJP wanted to intervenue, they could have helped him in forming government, but they led it to the Governor to take a decision.
While, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala termed the Governor’s rule in the state as a “de facto Modi rule”, former union minister P Chidambaram dubbed it as `Gujarat model’.