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All BJP ministers in J&K Cabinet to resign, no threat to coalition: Sources

According to the sources, the decision was taken at a core group meeting, chaired by party Vice President Avinash Rai Khanna

IANS  |  Jammu 

Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed
File photo of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir's ruling coalition partner on Tuesday asked all its ministers to resign, but this did not mean that the was pulling out of the government, said top party sources.

According to the sources in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the decision was taken at a core group meeting, chaired by party Vice President Avinash Rai Khanna, at the party headquarters here.

"All ministers have been directed to submit their resignations from the state council of ministers," the source said, but clarified that this did not mean withdrawal of support to the government.

"All ministers have resigned ahead of a Cabinet reshuffle and this does not in any way mean the has pulled out of the government," the source said.

Sources in the Peoples Democratic Party told IANS the resignations of the ministers is a prelude to the BJP's reconstitution of their part of the council of ministers without any bearing on the continuation of the coalition government in the state.

 

First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 21:02 IST
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