National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today came down heavily on Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik's decision to dissolve the state assembly, asserting that the public official's constitutional responsibilities do not include judging "which political alliance is holy and which is not". Mr Abdullah was referring to the Governor's statement that he had dissolved the assembly to "discourage horse-trading" and prevent "opportunistic parties with opposing political ideologies" from coming together to form an unstable government in Jammu and Kashmir. "Also, why was the same yardstick not applied when the BJP and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came together years ago? Why is J&K suddenly being held to a higher standard?" he asked in an interview with NDTV.