J&K cabinet reshuffle in offing: Congress

J&K Congress chief Saifuddin Soz said that a reshuffle in the cabinet of NC-Congress coalition government in the state would be soon carried out.

Last Updated: Dec 17, 2011, 17:41 PM IST

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief
Saifuddin Soz on Saturday said that a reshuffle in the cabinet of
NC-Congress coalition government in the state would be soon
carried out.

"It is overdue. There would be a reshuffle. Expansion may
not apply because there is hardly any scope for that. So there
would be a reshuffle," Soz told reporters here today.
On January 5, the NC-Congress coalition government would
be completing its three years in office.

In reply to questions whether new ministers from Congress
would be inducted in the forthcoming expansion, Soz said "let
us see. There is very limited scope for expansion. However
reshuffle is overdue".

Replying to another question about possible sacking of
some ministers due to non-performance, Soz further said "I
cannot comment on this".

In reply to a question about rotational Chief Minister`s
demand raised by the Congress workers in Jammu and Kashmir,
JKPCC chief said, "This question is being repeated everytime.
It is for the high command to decide. Let us make Congress a
vibrant party. I want Congress activists to make the party
strong and by doing that they can get anything they wish to".
"Congress has become a vibrant party in Kashmir. Congress
slogans and its messages are acceptable to the people across
the Valley. Portraits of Sonia and Prime Minister are being
respected by the people", Soz claimed.

"People respect Congress in Kashmir. Congress has become
another powerful organisation- its base is expanding in
Valley-- I am a celebrity and my party is also a celebrity,"
he said.

Regarding question about the role of coordination
committee headed by him, Soz said that it is the coordination
committee`s work to see what programmes government has to do
in the state. We shall soon take stock in the meeting.

"Coordination committee is required to help coalition
partners. We shall solve problems. We shall discuss the agenda
there and then move forward," Soz said.

PTI