J&K govt formation: BJP MLAs to meet Ram Madhav, Jitendra Singh today

March 25:With decks cleared for PDP president Mehbooba Mufti to take over as the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs will on Friday meet party national secretary Ram Madhav.

Madhav and senior State BJP leader and Union Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh will attend the meeting.

Mufti was on Thursday unanimously elected as the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers.

The BJP leaders will meet to take a call on the government formation in the state and end the prolonged impasse.

Governor NN Vohra will also hold separate meetings in Jammu today with the presidents of PDP and state BJP to seek their formal viewpoint on the government formation.

Jammu and Kashmir was placed under Governor’s rule on January 8 after Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s death on January 7.

Mehbooba met Prime Minister Modi at the latter`s official 7, Race Course Road (RCR) residence in the national capital in a last ditch effort to renew the partnership between the PDP and BJP to form government in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mehbooba, 56, will now succeed her father, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who died on January 7, as the chief minister. Jammu and Kashmir has been without an elected government since.

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