‘Mehbooba was not Ready to Take Oath Before April 4’


A senior People’s Democratic Party leader Wednesday said that there is no confrontation between PDP and BJP over the distribution of portfolios. “Everything has been resolved. Same portfolio’s will be in the kitty of PDP that party were in possession when late Mufti Sahab was the Chief Minister,” a senior leader and legislator said wishing anonymity.

He said that oath ceremony would have taken place but, “Mehboobaji was not ready to take oath before April 4. It was Mehboobaji who suggested to BJP that oath ceremony will take place any time after April 3 onwards.”

The PDP leader claimed that some BJP legislators are keen to get cabinet berth. “It is not their internal affair and PDP has nothing to do with it. Whom BJP will induct in Cabinet is the internal affair of party brass,” he said and added that it is only a rumour that BJP wants to grab some key portfolios in the government.

Meanwhile, the BJP legislators held a meeting in Jammu on Wednesday. Sources said that the meeting was conducted to formalise the date of oath ceremony. Sources said a list of legislators prepared by party high command who will possess ministerial berths was put forth before the state party leaders and opinions and suggestions were sought from them. Nobody from BJP informed what transpired during the meeting, however, a legislator wishing not to be named said that all issues with PDP have already been resolved and there is no more confrontation between the alliance on any issue. (CNS)

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