Dr. Nirmal Singh to be Deputy CM of J&K

New Delhi: With decks cleared for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Dr. Nirmal Singh on Friday was unanimously elected as the BJP legislature party leader.

BJP has said that there were no differences with coalition partner PDP.

Dr. Nirmal Singh to be Deputy CM of J&K

“BJP legislators have unanimously decided to form govt with PDP. Will extend support to PDP’s CM candidate,” BJP J-K President Sat Sharma said today.

“BJP and PDP will form government based on Agenda of Alliance. There will be no change in Agenda of Alliance,” Sharma added.

Jitendra Singh, the minister of state in the Prime Minister’s Office, and Ram Madhav, general secretary in the Bharatiya Janata Party in charge of Jammu and Kashmir affairs, attended the BJP legislators meeting in the morning.

Singh represents the Kathua-Udhampur Lok Sabha seat for the BJP in the Lok Sabha.

He informed that a BJP-PDP joint coordination committee will meet in the coming days to discuss the modalities vis-a-vis the formation of the state government, to be led by Mehbooba Mufti as the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mehbooba Mufti who is all set to become Jammu and Kashmir’s first woman chief minister will meet Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhawan later in the day.

Jammu and Kashmir has been under Governor’s Rule since January when Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died.