Mehbooba Mufti as J&K CM? Subramanian Swamy says not necessarily
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday shared his views on the current crisis in Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who has his hands deep in 'Ram Mandir' issue, on Monday shared his views on the current crisis in Jammu and Kashmir.
Swamy said that it is not mandatory for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti to follow her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's footsteps and take over the post of the next Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
"Let there be President's rule for a year and then if they want election they can do it. If new conditions are imposed then it is an act of bad faith. It should not be a question of dynasty. It is not mandatory that after father's death, daughter has to become the Chief Minister," Swamy said.
"If they negotiate with the new conditions, even we will have conditions. This is my opinion and there has been no discussion on it in the party. My suggestion is if they keep conditions then we will also keep condition that Article 370 be removed. If they do not agree with the condition then why this coalition should go on?" he added.
Swamy further said that both parties should sit and decide on the next Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister.
Meanwhile the suspense over formation of new government in Jammu and Kashmir continued. PDP leader Mufti was visited by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and BJP senior leader Nitin Gadkari on Sunday for mourning; but the meeting is seen as politically significant as BJP, the PDP ally has not yet extended its support to Mehbooba for the Chief Ministership in India's only Muslim-majority state.