Srinagar, July 3: Putting rumours about the government formation to rest, the JK Pradesh Congress Chief, Ghulam Ahmad Mir, on Tuesday appealed the Governor to dissolve the State Assembly.
While addressing media after the party called a meeting at Congress headquarter, which was attended by representatives from state and national level, Mir said the anti-defection law was not allowing such practices in the state.
“Those dreaming of forming government must know that state has stringent anti-defection law”. We demanded immediate dissolution of the assembly to prevent such activity.”
He apparently was responding to the statement by former Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta who said that rebellious MLAs from PDP, Congress may join hands with BJP to forge an alliance.
“Be it Kavinder Gupta or any other person, they must read state’s anti-defection law. Our anti-defection law is much stringent than central law. But how can a party, which has a habit of taking law into their own hands. Congress won’t be part of this mess,” Mir said.
He said the Governor after meeting the party representatives had assured them to consult legal experts in this regard.
“We had requested Governor Vohra sahab during all party meeting that if any major political party has given in written to form government is not coming forward to form government. He should dissolve assembly. Vohra sahab is able administrator and during the meeting he told us that he would consult legal expert on this matter,” state Congress chief said.
“We told him that of any party had given him in written to form government should be given a chance. Then as per law any party can’t be given too much time to mobilize others in getting support,” he said.
Mir said the prolonged Governor rule was not in the interest of the state.
“Governor Vohra sahab has a huge credibility in the state. He has to improve the situation so that a democratic and political process will resume here,” he said.
However, Mir refused to comment on the internal crisis of PDP. “It is their internal matter. Keeping assembly in suspended animation will promote horse trading which is unfortunate. State is already facing problems since the BJP-PDP took over reins of governance.”
On being asked about BJP trying to cobble alliance, he said, “If any party has number they should come before media and people. So that they are given time to form government by the Governor. But horse trading should not be allowed at all.”
Reacting on the breakup of PDP- BJP alliance, Mir said “the coalition was destined to end.”
“The coalition government was unethical alliance. It was created to fall one day and they have been waiting for this moment,” he said.