‘Ms Mehbooba will Take Oath as CM on April 4’



Mehbooba Mufti
Mehbooba Mufti

After over two months of political stalement in Jammu and Kashmir, Ms Mehbooba Mufti – the PDP chief – will take oath of office and secrecy as Chief Minister of J&K on April 04.

Highly placed sources disclosed late Thursday night that the coalition partners in J&K, PDP and BJP, have now formally decided that oath ceremony of new government will be held on April 04.

J&K is under direct Union government rule since January 07 when former CM, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed breathed his last in AIIMS, New Delhi. His daughter, Mehbooba Mufti, had refused to step in her father’s shoes besides demanded J&K specific CBMs from New Delhi.

After facing major bottlenecks, the political stalement ended after Ms Mufti met PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi. The meeting revived the hopes of popular government taking shape in J&K.

However, the state unit of BJP had certain reservations with the distribution of portfolios among its lawmakers.

“It has been formally decided now that the oath taking ceremony of PDP-BJP government will be held in Jammu on April 4,” sources revealed. The ceremony is expected to be held in Zarowar Singh auditorium of Jammu University around 4 in the evening.

“We were expecting PM Modi to attend it but it could not happen as he is in the US for nuclear summit,” sources said.

With swearing-in ceremony on April 04, Ms Mehbooba will be first woman CM of J&K in last over thousand years.

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