Jammu: The Governor, Sh. N.N. Vohra, today invited Shri Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Patron, J&K Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to form the Government of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Governor’s invitation follows the BJP-PDP combine staking the claim for formation of government in the State under the leadership of Shri Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Separately, Mr. Sayeed has also addressed the Governor to inform him that the Peoples Democratic Party and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) have decided to form a coalition government with a joint strength of 53 members in the 89 member House and that the coalition government would thus enjoy an absolute majority in the Legislative Assembly, which would enable it to provide a stable government for the State.
In his letter Shri Sayeed also informed the Governor that he has been elected as the leader of the PDP Legislative Party on 27th February, 2015 and the BJP has offered its support for PDP-BJP Government to be headed by him as the Chief Minister. Meanwhile, in a separate letter Shri Jugal Kishore Sharma, State President of BJP has also informed the Governor that the BJP Legislative Party has unanimously decided to extend support to the PDP in forming a government in Jammu and Kashmir and that the BJP will also join the Government together with its 25 MLAs.
The Oath Ceremony is scheduled to be held on Sunday, the 1st March, 2015 at 11.00 A.M at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu.