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Governor Satya Pal Malik has defended his decision to dissolve the Legislative Assembly in Jammu and Kashmir. He has said that he took the decision to dissolve the Assembly to safeguard the interests of people and to prevent the horse trading.
The Governor Malik on Wednesday evening dissolved the Assembly after the Peoples Democratic Party and Peoples Conference separately staked claim to form the government in the state.
In a surprise move Peoples Democratic Party, National Conference and Congress had come together to form a grand alliance to keep the BJP and Sajad Lone away from the power. Had the Governor entertained the PDP’s claim and allowed a floor test there was every possibility about PDP crossing the 44 mark and forming the government in the state. But Governor opted for the dissolution option as Sajad Lone also claimed that he enjoyed the support of 18 PDP rebels.
The dissolution of the Assembly has helped the PDP. Many PDP leaders had raised the banner of revolt against the party leadership and were at the verge of crossing the line and shifting their loyalties towards Sajad Lone. PDP getting split would have left the party at cross roads. It would have helped Sajad Lone emerge as a leader. The dissolution of the Assembly is a setback for him.
When BJP toppled the PDP led government in the state in June this year National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah was the first person to suggest that Assembly should be dissolved.
The dissolution of the Assembly has paved the way for fresh elections. When these polls would be held is a matter of debate as the Governor Malik has made it clear that security forces need to be given ample time to bring the situation under control. No time frame has been fixed for holding the fresh elections. But the Governor Malik has made it clear that politicians would have to prove their worth then think about ruling the state and shortcuts won’t work.