No rotation of Chief ministership in J&K: Cong fun

Congress and NC had agreed in January 2009 that Omar Abdullah would be the Chief Minister for the entire six-year tenure while Congress would hold some key portfolios including Tourism.

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2011, 20:22 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress, a ruling coalition partner in Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday ruled out rotation of chief ministership but said the annual performance review of
the state government would be activated as agreed with its
ally National Conference in 2009.

A senior party functionary, speaking on condition of
anonymity, said there was no demand for rotation of Chief
Minister before the AICC.

Congress and NC had agreed in January 2009 that Omar
Abdullah would be the Chief Minister for the entire six-year
tenure while Congress would hold some key portfolios including
Tourism.

"No such demand (rotation of CMship) has come to us," the
senior functionary said and indicated that such a measure is
unlikely to be implemented.

However, he said that at the time of formation of
coalition, both the parties had agreed on reviewing the
performance of the state government annually, a measure which
has not been implemented since the Omar-led government came to
power in January 2009.

The annual review of the government`s performance could
be activated, he said.

PTI