- Manmohan Singh attacked the government over handling of Jammu and Kashmir
- The situation in the state is worsening by the day, said Dr Singh
- He also said India must recognize the "problems in Jammu and Kashmir"
Indicating the tensions inherent in the alliance of BJP and the PDP, parties with a huge ideological gap, Dr Singh said "they have installed a government where the two wings of the administration are working against each other".
The BJP-PDP alliance - made necessary by the fractured mandate in the state following the 2015 assembly elections -- has been under strain over various issues on which the two parties have widely divergent views.
The rift had been visible over PDP's promises of talks with separatists, the proposal to remove the AFSPA (the Armed Forces' Special Powers Act under which grants special powers to the army in insurgency-hit areas), the implementation of the Common Minimum Programme and even the roll-out of the government's flagship Goods and Services Tax.
India must recognize the "problems in Jammu and Kashmir" and ensure that these problems are "tackled and sorted", Dr Singh said.
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