Assembly dissolution onslaught on democratic institutions: NC, Cong
Srinagar: Shocked over the Governor’s decision to dissolve State Legislative Assembly, the political parties who were desiring for entering into alliance for government formation, termed the entire move as “onslaught on democratic institutions”.
Two state based prime political parties NC and PDP along with Congress on Wednesday claimed of holding talks with each other to enter into alliance for form government five months after Governor’s rule was imposed in the state.
However, later the Governor Satya Pal Malik Wednesday evening dissolved state Assembly ‘under the relevant provisions in Jammu and Kashmir constitution.’
States Congress president G A Mir said that they were already expecting the “undemocratic move by the BJP led government at Centre.”
“We already told our members that BJP can take this step to sabotage our efforts. It was first time the secular front has joined hands. The New Delhi had just one option which they utlised,” he said.
Mir claimed the Centre has “lost a bigger opportunity to restore normalcy in the state.”
“Our members even also knew that we won’t be allowed to enter Raj Bhawan. We demanded time from them but New Delhi pressed the Governor and dissolved Legislative Assembly,” he said.
“We have kept our political differences aside as all the poles including north, central and south joined hands this time,” Mir said.
National Conference (NC) seemed equally enraged over the Governor’s decision to dissolve the Legislative Assembly.
“It is very sad and total onslaught on democratic institutions. When stake was claimed and we formally declared our unconditional support for government formation, the strange tactic from BJP followed, ” NC’s Provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani told The Kashmir Monitor.
“We preferred to stay away from any berth for the benefit of people of Kashmir,” he added.