Mehbooba, PDP MLAs' scheduled meeting with Guv postponed; BJP seals the deal to form govt
The BJP-PDP alliance on Friday sealed the deal to form government in Jammu and Kashmir after over two months long governor's rule.
New Delhi: The BJP-PDP alliance on Friday sealed the deal to form government in Jammu and Kashmir after over two months long governor's rule.
Addressing a press conference, BJP leader Sat Sharma said that the leaders of both the parties will go to Governor NN Vohra in a few days and present proposal to form government.
He further confirmed that BJP MLA Nirmal Singh will continue to be the deputy CM of the state.
The decision was taken after BJP MLA met party's national secretary Ram Madhav.
Besides the BJP legislators, Jitendra Singh, the minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office, and Ram Madhav, general secretary in the Bharatiya Janata Party in charge of Jammu and Kashmir affairs, attended the meeting.
Informed sources said those at the meeting were apprised by Ram Madhav about the recent developments, including the Tuesday meeting in New Delhi between PDP president Mehbooba Mufti and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"The BJP reiterated that no fresh conditions (by PDP) had been accepted and the alliance with the PDP will continue on the basis of the agenda of alliance signed (earlier) by the two parties," a BJP source told IANS.
Meanwhile, Mehbooba and PDP MLAs, who were to meet the governor today at 4: 30 pm, will be holding the meeting tomorrow to stake claim to form the government.. The reason for postponing the meeting has not yet been declared.
Mehbooba Mufti was on Thursday unanimously elected as the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers.
She will be the first woman chief minister of the state and is likely to take the oath next week.
(With Agency inputs)