2 former BJP Ministers may not be inducted – a Cabinet minister and a MoS



JAMMU, MARCH 28: Shifting has begun among the “disciplined” leaders of the saffron party to get ministerial berths after the PDP has staked claim the formation of government with BJP in Jammu and Kashmir.

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While some leaders have rushed to New Delhi to seek the blessings of their political mentors, a good number of ministerial aspirants have thronged the state RSS headquarters “Vir Bhawan” here with their performance reports to convince the Sangh Parivar leadership of their competence.

The process to select ministers will begin only after both parties fix a date for the oath-taking ceremony, said a senior Sangh Parivar activist who wished not to be named.

Highly placed sources said two former members, a Cabinet minister and a Minister of State (MoS) might not get inducted this time but the final decision will be taken only after discussions among all organisations of the Sangh Parivar.

Sources in the BJP said two senior party leaders, who were ministers in the Mufti government, have rushed to New Delhi to seek the support of their political mentors to retain their ministerial berths in the new government.

BJP leaders, seeking for ministerial berths, are busy convincing the RSS leadership, especially Prant Pracharak Ramesh Pappa.

All is not well in BJP, when state president of the party Sat Sharma did not to accompany legislature party leader Nirmal Singh to meet Governor NN Vohra to hand over the letter of support to the PDP. Sources said earlier it was decided that three top BJP leaders, namely Sat Sharma, Nirmal Singh and LS member Jugal Kishore Sharma, would meet the Governor but due to bickering in the party Singh went alone to hand over the letter of support.