JK News Today
Jammu, December 10
The way the cabinet meeting ended on Friday , showing the fragility of the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir doesn’t augur well for the state . It is yet another step down and the responsibility lies with the failure of the leadership of both the ruling parties .
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is a leader from the masses but when it comes to governance she has a many fault lines . That was obvious the way she conducted herself at the meeting while dealing with BJP’s stiff opposition to her proposal to review the Kashmir Police Service ( cadre) to enable them to occupy higher positions without being subjugated to the induction into the Indian Police Service ( IPS). She left the meeting in anger with few political fulminations for her alliance partners.
She paid her alliance partner ministers’ advocacy for file via Delhi by asking them ,” let Delhi decide everything,” and warned them that she was not a “ puppet Chief Minister.” The walk out is a tool used when someone is not being listened to or his or her arguments are being shunned with contempt . But the leaders don’t do it.
It was imprudent on the part of BJP ministers to have suggested that Delhi should be taken on board for such a review . They had forgotten that the state has a precedent in regard to the Kashmir Administrative Service officers. The venues for the KAS officers are far large than those available to KPS officers.
This is clear that there is an absolute lack of communication between the two alliance partners ruling the critical state of Jammu and Kashmir. So many divisions rive the state , where at least the government-running parties should be on one page. Cabinet is not the forum to debate these issues between the ruling parties . It is here that the dialogue becomes important before entering into the decision-making process. The matters are not going to be smoothened in the future as the two sides have taken their respective positions, suiting their political constituencies .
In short, this cabinet meeting has brought out the fact that Jammu and Kashmir is in the hands of unimaginative leadership both in the government and the opposition . Bad days are ahead for the state, because the opposition too is behaving in an immature manner.
Friday’s clashes were beginning of the sad days for the coalition .
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