People of Kashmir remind Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP of the foremost poll promise made in 2014 to 130 crores people of India that Kashmir imbroglio shall be resolved. The promise has not only failed but the situation has worsened in the past four years both in the Valley and along the Line of Control (LoC). Now that 2019 Lok Sabha polls are approaching, the BJP would be seeking votes and if Kashmir is not salvaged from its worst-ever mess then Mr Modi’s image of a strong leader will take a beating.
The BJP has parted its company with the PDP. In the past BJP-PDP alliance was termed as a strategic partnership in dealing with the Kashmir affairs. Now the BJP has brazenly dumped the ruling partner by paving the way for Governor’s Rule. The BJP leaders say the decision to pull out of the government came a day after conditional ceasefire for Ramzan ended. Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti had reportedly demanded an extension of ceasefire in the Valley. She pleaded it had brought hope and peace in the minds and life of the people. Security forces while giving power presentation to home minister in a review meet in Srinagar had termed the truce as 70 per cent successful. In the past, the Army and other security top brass had said that Kashmir peace can’t be brought about by military action; it is a political problem that requires a political solution. Read More