It is testing time for BJP in Jammu and Kashmir all that electoral gains it garnered during 2014 Assembly Elections now looks have been in wane. A party which was catapulted to 25 seats in Jammu from the eleven it got after the 2008 Amarnath land agitation today is in a position of uncertainty. The Governor has given ample time to the senior partner of coalition ‘Peoples Democratic Party’ president Mehbooba Mufti to form the government and she has been reluctant to come forward with taking shelter under Agenda of Alliance. She has been on record to say, the party does not want to commit the errors done by her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. It has been over one month the State has been government- less after the demise of PDP patron and chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and the political situation has remained in a fluid level. Keeping the political stalemate in view will Governor invite the second largest party to form the government which has been in practice under such a condition and allow the newly formed government to prove their majority within the time frame and if the case fails allow the care taker government to continue till its alternative arrangement? So if such a proposal becomes a reality subject to other conditions then Jammu and Kashmir would get its first Jammu-based BJP government. Can this be reality? It is really a testing time for BJP and its survival in Jammu and Kashmir looks very bleak. DNA of politics is very different because it changes as per the situation. Today’s rivals are tomorrow’s friends. And it will not be a surprise tomorrow BJP may join hands with PDP reversing the seniority. The more it is delayed PDP too stands to lose its edge even in Kashmir Valley as the stalemate no doubt will see the popularity graph’s down slide, so Mehbooba should take the first step in government forming setting aside all uncertainties on the political front.
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