Sajjad Gani Lone, whose People’s Conference won two seats in the 87-member Kashmir legislative assembly, was inducted in the cabinet.
In all, 13 MLAs including Sayeed from the PDP and 12 MLAs from BJP and Peoples Conference combine were sworn-in as ministers.
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed started his tenure as Jammu & Kashmir CM on a controversial note by crediting Pakistan, separatists and militants.
This will pave the way for the meeting of PDP patriarch and CM in-waiting Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and the PM on Wednesday, people familiar with the matter said.
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“Honestly, I don’t know and I think the party president and the prime minister must be knowing,” Nirmal Singh, a senior BJP leader who is slated to be deputy CM.
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led PDP wants, among other things, an assurance in writing from the BJP that Article 370 will not be tinkered with.
As a precautionary measure the authorities suspended the famed Chadder Trek that was a source of income for the locals.
Particulate matter in 40 places across Kashmir has revealed that the atmosphere here has two to three times more black soot than its neighbouring states.
Little wonder then, a number of universities and professional colleges across the country have set up admission cells in Srinagar.
Confirming the development, a BJP leader involved in the negotiations said in New Delhi, “we are giving final touches to the common minimum programme.
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