Politics has always made for strange bedfellows. We’ve seen the most unlikely alliances break recently in J&K, when the BJP and the PDP split about five months ago. The assembly, since then in suspended animation, has finally been dissolved. What does this mean for the future of J&K politics? Maya Mirchandani asks former J&K chief minister and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah the NC’s pledge to support for a mahagathbandhan-led government was not opportunistic given his party was earlier pushing for a dissolution of the assembly.