Sources say that the alliance had nearly ended in 2016 too when the Valley had witnessed a prolonged period of violence and unrest after killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces.
Madhav cited last week's killing of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari in the heart of Srinagar in the highly secured area of Press Enclave by unidentified gunmen. "We should trust his wisdom and see how he will restore people's government at the earliest".
What led to the split?
The BJP said the three-year alliance had become "untenable" in the wake of increasing violence. "It seems their (BJP's) image is going down on the issue of Kashmir". Critics accuse it of peddling "soft separatism" revolving around reconciliation with Pakistan and separatist groups fighting against Indian rule in Kashmir.
PDP spokesperson Mehboob Beig said it is up to the BJP now to handle the situation in the state.
Between January and April this year, 245 incidents of stone pelting on central reserve police force were reported, in which 71 security personnel were injured. Vohra has served the GOI in different capaicites for more than 55 years and it's believed that the Modi government trusts him to handle what appears to be a volatile situation.
"The BJP-PDP had cut a deal to gain power". Things came to a head on Sunday when Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh lifted the ceasefire that the government had put in force during the month of Ramzan.
The use of pellet guns to disperse protests was condemned around the world as thousands of civilians suffered injuries. For the BJP, Jammu and Kashmir is a matter of great national importance also, he said, adding there was a grave concern in the country over the security situation in the state.
"J&K Governor has forwarded his report to the President of India for imposition of Governor's Rule under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir", a spokesman of the governor's office had said yesterday, as per media reports. The CPM then had slammed the BJP and asked the home minister to clarify the government's stand on Doval's presence at the political meeting.
The BJP says the law is needed to curb militants fighting for Kashmir's independence or for its merger with Pakistan.
"The only option emerging right now is that the state is headed for a long period of governor's rule".
Forming a government will require the support of 44 of the 89 legislators in the state assembly.
He added that the fall of the government has left the PDP "discredited", but the BJP would go all out to sell its decision.
"Yes, the meeting decided that continuing in the alliance (with the PDP) would hurt the party's chances in (the general) elections".
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, whose party is the third biggest in the assembly, captured the drama with one sentence, "I wish Mehbooba Mufti had resigned herself. instead of the having the rug pulled from under her feet". He tweeted "so it has come to pass" after the news of the BJP pullout but has not commented since.