Describing State-level alliances “an important factor” for the Lok Sabha elections, National Conference president and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said Governor’s rule “is an autocratic rule and there is no substitute to a popular elected government”. “An elected government would be able to deliver in a better way. The Governor’s or President’s Rule should come to an end and elections be held as soon as possible,” said Dr. Abdullah. He said States will hold the key in alliance formations in the (Lok Sabha) elections. “Alliances will be mostly in the States and they will produce results for Parliament. And that will make the difference. At some places there will be stronger alliance and at others there will be mix alliances, but the States will be important factor,” he said.Two PDP leaders join NCIn a major boost to NC’s electoral prospectus, two senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders, Peer Muhammad Hussain and Syed Basharat Bukhari, joined the party formally at Dr. Abdullah’s residence after weeks of negotiations. “Mehbooba Mufti [PDP president] has grown in politics and it’s difficult to match her flight of imagination. As a mark of respect, I quit the party. I have stood for J&K’s interests and would continue to do so,” said two-time PDP MLA Mr. Bukhari, who served as Law and Revenue Minister during the recent PDP-BJP rule. Mr. Hussain, vice-chairman of the J&K Waqf Board, said: “The PDP didn’t respect the mandate of the people by aligning itself with the BJP. We had sought votes to keep the BJP away”.