J&K govt formation: Mufti Mohammed Sayeed to be sworn-in as CM on Sunday
Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will be sworn-in as Chief Minister of PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir at 11 AM on Sunday.
Delhi: Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will be sworn-in as Chief Minister of PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir at 11 AM on Sunday.
Sayeed, founder-patron of PPD, flew in here on Thursday evening to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow which will be final step in his return as the state's CM at the head of the coalition that will mark the first time ever for the BJP to be in power in the sensitive state.
Talking to ANI on he said that common minimum programme was being developed with the BJP regarding government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Common minimum programme is being developed, we will discuss that with the PM and public will see everything in black and white,” he had said.
He had added that he would not like to discuss “individual issues as of now”.
Highly-placed sources said the document prepared by the two sides mainly focuses on development and providing job opportunities to youths. The document also lists ways and means for rehabilitation of nearly 60,000 Kashmiri Pandit families who had left the Kashmir Valley after the onset of militancy in early 1990s, as per PTI.
On Article 370, while BJP has given no written assurance as demanded by PDP, the document is expected to say that both parties will respect the aspirations of the people of the state within the Constitution, the sources indicated.
The proposed document may also touch upon the issue of more than 25,000 families of West Pakistani refugees by terming it a humanitarian issue. The other issues include handing over of hydel projects to the state government and vacating of land and buildings by the Army in the Valley.
Yesterday, the postponement of an expected meeting between Sayeed and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had triggered speculation about any last minute hitches on key issues that could form the basis for the formation of a coalition government in J&K.
Opposition parties National Conference and Congress have termed the way in which talks for an alliance government has dragged on for weeks as mere posturing by PDP and BJP and claimed that both the parties have already arrived at a consensus and were making attempts to fool people of the state.
Presidents of both the parties, Mehbooba Mufti of PDP and Amit Shah of BJP, had met on Tuesday after which they announced formation of a coalition government in the state.
The December 23 election results saw a highly-fractured mandate with PDP emerging as single largest party with 28 MLAs followed by BJP with 25. Erstwhile allies National Conference and Congress ended with 15 and 12 seats respectively.
(With Agency inputs)