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Drabu's sacking a setback to alliance: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today termed Mehbooba Mufti's decision to from her Cabinet a "setback" to PDP-alliance and said it would widen the gap between the two allies.

A top leader praised Drabu's role in coordination between the two parties and said he was often the bridge between the government and the Centre over a host of issues.

"It is a setback to the alliance," the BJP leader, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said. He also recalled that played an important role in the formulation of the GST.

was a key PDP pointsman in setting the contours of its alliance with the BJP in 2015.

today dropped Drabu from her council of ministers following his remarks that was not a political issue, according to the party sources.

The wrote a letter to N N Vohra, advising him to drop Drabu from the council of ministers.

The development comes after Drabu, speaking at an event in on Friday, had said, "It (JK) is not a political issue as far as I can see. They have been barking up the wrong tree for the last 50 or 70 years by talking about the of it, that the political situation has never improved.

"We seriously need to look at in terms of how it is a society that is in search for itself," he said at the event organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 18:50 IST