Mehbooba Mufti should snap coalition with BJP: P Chidambaram

New Delhi: There has been a simmering discontent in the Valley ever since Mehbooba Mufti's PDP and BJP have joined hands to make the government. Certain unfortunate incidents have continued in the already restless state and things have become worse. The backlash from other political parties has continued unabated.

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram said on Saturday there is a growing clamour for Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Glad more people have realised PDP-BJP (Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata party) government is a disaster," Chidambaram said in his tweet.

"The honourable course for... CM of J&K (Mehbooba Mufti) is to snap the coalition with BJP and make peace with the people," he added.

"If that means a spell of Governor's rule, so be it," Chidambaram said.

The Kashmir Valley has been on the boil since the Srinagar-Budgam Lok Sabha by-election of April 9 when security forces shot dead eight protesters.

A re-poll on April 13 also saw violence including the killing of a youth in Srinagar.

News24Bureau with IANS