Amid the ongoing AIIMS row, BJP has strongly come out to defend Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh saying that he would not be replaced. BJP general secretary Ashok Kaul told that Nirmal Singh is a senior leader and will continue to hold the post and the party is not planning to replace him. As per sources, a lobby within the BJP is keen to have Minister for Forests and Environment Bali Bhagat as deputy Chief Minister. The party presumes that soft spoken Nirmal Singh is not taking issues with PDP strongly, as per sources.
Various political parties and committees have been threatening agitation if the institute is not established in Jammu, including Congress and National Conference, who are vehemently raising voices against the BJP. Nirmal Singh said that he would not snatch AIIMS from Kashmir but Jammu too should be provided with equivalent services.
Breaking silence on this, the BJP said that some people are raising feeble voices against Singh and are spreading rumors.