Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which had staked claim to form government in Jammu and Kashmir with the support of the NC and the Congress, has not yet decided whether to challenge in court Governor Satya Pal Malik’s decision to dissolve the Assembly. (J&K Politics Live News Updates)Also Read - Mayawati Says 'Poll Gimmick' as Charanjit Singh Channi Takes Oath as Punjab's First Dalit Sikh CM
“Just for information; @jkpdp has not met formally to build any consensus on the issue of approaching the court. No meeting regarding the same,” PDP spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir said in a tweet, a day after the Governor had dissolved the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, cutting short the PDP’s bid to stake claim to form government with the National Conference and the Congress. Also Read - After Punjab, All Eyes on Rajasthan And Chhattigarh Leadership
Mir was responding to speculation that the party might challenge the governor’s decision of dissolving the state assembly in the Supreme Court. Also Read - Ahead of Uttarakhand Polls, Arvind Kejriwal Promises Job Quota, Unemployment Allowance | Deets Inside
Earlier in the day, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah questioned the Governor’s rejection of a PDP-NC-Congress government on grounds of “different political ideologies”. Addressing the media in Srinagar, he also asked Satya Pal Malik to make public reports about the use of money and horse trading in government formation in the state. People had a right to know who was buying MLAs and who was funding it, he said.
The Governor, on Wednesday, rejected claims that dissolution of the 87-member state assembly was done at the behest of the Centre or the BJP. “For the past 15 to 20 days, I have been getting reports of large-scale horse trading. MLAs are being threatened and several types of underhand dealings are going on,” Malik told reporters at the Raj Bhavan.
Abdullah also attacked BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav, who alleged that the PDP and National Conference were joining hands to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir on “instructions” from Pakistan. He challenged the leader and his associates to prove the ‘charges’ with evidence. Following this, Madhav took to Twitter and retracted his statement. “Just landed@Aizawl n saw this. Now tht u deny any external pressure I take back my comment, bt, now tht u proved it ws genuine love btw NC n PDP tht prompted a failed govt formation attempt,u shud fight nxt elections 2gether. Mind u it’s pol comnt, not personal (sic),” he tweeted.