J&K gears for first woman CM

Jammu: PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday met Governor NN Vohra and staked claim for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. Mufti later thanked BJP for extending support to her.

Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu on Saturday
Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu on Saturday 

Mufti said the focus of the her new government would be on peace, reconciliation and development in Jammu and Kashmir. She said the date for oath-taking is being finalised. Leader of BJP legislative party Nirmal Singh also met the governor and handed over a letter of support from BJP to Mufti for formation of the next government. BJP sources have hinted that the party was keen “to have a relook at the party-wise allocation of portfolios”, but there was no clarity yet. BJP MLA from Nowshera, Ravinder Raina, had said the issue of portfolios would not create a deadlock in the formation of the government.

BJP also elected senior leader and former deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh as the legislature party leader who will also be the BJP candidate for the post of deputy chief minister.

Clear stand on Afzal Guru: AAP to Mufti
New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday asked PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti to clear her stand on her party’s “deal” with BJP even as it dared her to publicly denounce Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru as an anti-national. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Mehbooba ji should publicly clear her stand on this deal with BJP.”

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