J&K : Amid reshuffle reports, BJP ministers on shaky chairs
JAMMU, Sep 26 : Amid the reports of reshuffle in BJP, the party’s ministers are in a tizzy because of the uncertainty created by the proposed decision of the party high command in New Delhi and visits of two top leaders to the state after Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s four day visit this month.
A number of the ministers from the party’s quota in PDP-BJP council of ministers feel that their time is up and the party high command is likely, in the first week of the October, going ahead with the decision to shake up the portfolios.
Sources in the party said the shaky situation of the ministers occurred following the visit of Rajnath Singh to the state for four days where delegations in Jammu gave negative feedback about the performance of the ministers.
BJP workers and activists from the Kashmir valley also gave negative feedback about many ministers for not performing upto their expectations.
The uncertainty among the ministers was aggravated by the subsequent visits of BJP’s National General Secretaries, Ram Lal and Ram Madhav. And the negative feedback was accentuated by the heckling of BJP senior leader and Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, for not declaring holiday on September 23, the birth anniversary autocratic ruler Hari Singh.
Sources said that BJP’s state president is lobbying for the Dy CM’s chair while other first-time young legislators are also eyeing ministries.
Sources in the BJP had told that Ram Madhav was deputed by the party president Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi after Rajnath Singh presented them the report and feedback about the party from Jammu and Kashmir.
Madhav had already discussed the J&K situation with RSS prant pracharak Ramesh Pappa, sources said.
Sources in the party said that the high command is not going for a major reshuffle of its ministers, but some changes are taking place soon.
Following the visits of the three leaders, all BJP ministers and legislators were called to New Delhi to attend two-day meeting, beginning today chaired by BJP president Amit Shah.
The BJP with 25 seats has eight cabinet and three ministers of state, including Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, while the PDP has 13 ministers, including chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.