Jammu, November 21: Rumor mills have been extending the idea about a green signal from the Central government over Mehbooba Mufti’s candidature for the top post in Jammu and Kashmir. What has added fuel to the burning question is that surprisingly an up and coming newspaper in Jammu has gone ahead and even published this news which has got the phones of the BJP leadership in Jammu ringing non-stop.
A senior BJP member in Jammu has confirmed to U4UVoice that there has been no such development as yet and high level discussions are on with the High command in the same respect.
“What you have read in a newspaper is the newspaper’s attempt to make facts of mere speculations. The newspaper’s information is unfounded and any information about such developments shall come from the official mouthpiece of BJP,” said the party member in Jammu.
The gentleman, however, chose to remain mum on whether the BJP is looking for increased number of portfolios in the cabinet
The speculations about Mehbooba Mufti becoming the next CM of Jammu and Kashmir find parentage in CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s health which has been failing him for sometime now. The Chief Minister, who is to turn 80 on January 12, is expected to leave for Mumbai for treatment of his ailment.