BJP Holds Meeting in Jammu


Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) state unit was today conveyed by the central leadership to be ready for the oath taking ceremony and not worry about reshuffle in ministerial portfolios.

The BJP Wednesday morning held a meeting in Jammu to “discuss organizational affairs” of the party, but the central leadership has communicated to the state unit “not to worry about portfolios” in the new government.

“The central leadership has conveyed to the state unit that top leaders of the nationalist party will hold consultations with PDP the cabinet portfolios. They were told not to worry about it and be ready for oath taking ceremony,” sources in BJP said.

Sources said that the reshuffle of ministerial portfolios was discussed in the BJP meeting, and there is all likelihood that the party will make some changes within in distribution of portfolios.

The message was communicated by BJP National Vice President and Rajya Sabha MP, Avinash Rai Khanna, during the meeting.

The BJP has been seeking equal share of ministerial portfolios in the new cabinet from the PDP.

BJP’s Organisational Secretary, Ashok Koul told KNS that the meeting was held to discuss the process of holding party’s state Working Committee meeting.

Koul denied that any distribution of ministerial portfolios within the BJP or government formation was discussed.

“We held the meeting to discuss the timing of holding State Working committee. All MLAs and office bearers attended the meeting. Nothing about government formation was discussed,” Koul said. (KNS)

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