Kavinder Gupta likely to be next Deputy CM of Jammu and Kashmir
JAMMU, APR 29: A high level party meeting in underway in New Delhi to finalize the names for upcoming party reshuffle in Jammu and Kashmir.
As per highly placed sources of UNT in Party Headquarters said that name of Kavinder Gupta is on the top in race of next Deputy CM of the State.
Apart from this, One MoS who is close to RSS is likely to be elevated as Party is looking for a powerful person with a clean image for post of BJP State President.
The reshuffle is scheduled for 12 noon at Jammu Convention Centre, Canal Road on Monday.
They said that One of the senior national BJP leader spoke to Governor NN Vohra today and sought time for administering oath of office and secrecy to the new BJP Ministers as the Civil Secretariat and Raj Bhavan offices had closed here for bi-annual Durbar Move. In view of closure of Raj Bhavan office, oath ceremony will now take place at Jammu Convention Centre instead of Raj Bhavan.
The BJP could give representation to some of the unrepresented districts in the Cabinet including Doda and Samba besides additional representation to already represented districts in Jammu region. Possibility of elevation of one or two Ministers of State to the Cabinet rank is also not ruled out.
However, sources confirmed that Monday’s reshuffle will be confined to the BJP only while its Alliance partner, the PDP was in no mood to fill its lone vacancy. However, the PDP could also reshuffle portfolios of its Ministers along with the BJP.
As per the PDP-BJP agreement, PDP can have 14 Ministers and BJP 11. Presently PDP has 13 and BJP eight. Social Welfare Minister Sajjad Ghani Lone belonged to the People’s Conference, a BJP ally.