Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram said on Wednesday that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is "sliding into total chaos".
In a statement, Chidambaram said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should join hands with the Congress and National Conference to resolve the crisis in the state, where curfew was clamped on for the 40th consecutive day in the Valley.
He blamed the ruling PDP-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine for the situation in the state, where 65 people have lost their lives in clashes with security forces till now.
"I am afraid the way out of the crisis cannot be found by the present government. The Congress, National Conference and, if willing, the PDP must come together to find a solution: firstly, an immediate solution to stop the violence and, then, a path forward that will bring hope, peace and prosperity to the people of Jammu and Kashmir," Chidambaram said.
"I am concerned that situation in Jammu and Kashmir is sliding into total chaos. The PDP-BJP government is squarely responsible for the sharp deterioration in the last six weeks," he said in a statement.