New Delhi: Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi backed Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik’s decision to dissolve the state Assembly. Naqvi said, “The governor of Jammu and Kashmir had taken correct decision. It is in welfare of both, the state and people. The decision was important in the situation that is going on”.
Malik dissolved the Assembly shortly after Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti wrote a letter to him staking claim to form the government in the state in alliance with the National Conference (NC) and the Congress party. However, Mehbooba said that she failed to get through the governor via fax and hence shared a copy of the letter on Twitter.
BJP ally Sajid Lone of the People’s Conference also made claim to form the government. Meanwhile, Malik issued a statement clarifying his decision of dissolving the state Assembly. According to an official statement, he took the decision due to
“the impossibility of forming a stable government by the coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies including some which have been demanding the dissolution of the Assembly”.