New Delhi: All is not well between the ruling allies in Jammu and Kashmir. In its latest edition, RSS mouthpiece Organiser has questioned chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s intention to resolve the ongoing crisis in the state, and sources in the BJP say that this is what is making the alliance more and more unstable with each passing day.
There have been more than just murmurs about strained relations between the People’s Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party recently. Some reports have, in fact, suggested that certain PDP leaders are “in touch” with the BJP to “muster support” to continue the alliance “without Mehbooba Mufti.”
The Organiser editorial asked whether Ms Mufti has the courage to resolve the crisis in the Valley, or if she will “follow the path of flip-flop as the Abdullahs did.”
Talking about “undermining the security forces” by “pseudo intellectuals”, the editorial maintains that it “is the duty of the state government to give voice and space to that silent majority which want to join the path of peace and progress.”
The RSS mouthpiece then makes it clear that to “give voice and space to the silent majority”, the state government has to have the “courage and conviction to deliver and take the necessary support from the armed forces and police machinery to deal with the frenzied mobs on the streets.” Despite the recent meeting between Modi and Mufti, a section of BJP leaders talk of “undercurrents” within the coalition.