J-K pullout decision taken in country’s interest: R K Singh

RAIPUR: Two days after the BJP pulled out of its alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Power Minister R K Singh today said the decision was taken in the country’s interest.

“It was in the country’s interest to break the alliance and strongly counter terrorism and anti-national elements,” the Minister said.

He was speaking to reporters at the Balbir Singh Juneja Indoor Stadium here on the occasion of International Yoga Day.

The BJP’s expectations from the alliance in Jammu and Kashmir could not be fulfilled given the prevailing situation in the State, R K Singh said.

“We had no other option but to pull out of the Government,” he added. (AGENCIES)