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Heavy security in Jammu ahead of Mufti swearing-in

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Mufti Mohd Sayeed-led BJP-PDP government with the ceremony to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Massive security arrangement has been made in and around Jammu city for the swearing-in ceremony and Prime Minister’s visit tomorrow,” said senior superintendent of police (SSP), Uttam Chand. The swearing-in-ceremony will be held at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium at Jammu University. The venue has been declared out of bounds for the public and sanitation operations with metal detectors and sniffer dogs have been launched while an SPG team is already in Jammu for the function. A meeting was held by the chief secretary on Saturday to review the measures, said Shant Manu, divisional commissioner, Jammu division. Meanwhile, in Jammu city, over 200 to 300 …

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Mufti to head 25-member cabinet; PM to attend his swearing-in on Sunday

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PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will head a 25-member cabinet, half of it from BJP, in Jammu & Kashmir and the swearing-in ceremony on Sunday in Jammu will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With the PDP-BJP deal sealed after ironing out differences over contentions issues like Article 370 and AFSPA, 79-year- old Sayeed, who will be sworn in as chief minister, met the Prime Minister on Friday, capping two-month long hard negotiations between the two parties on government formation. According to highly-placed sources, Sayeed will be heading a 25-member cabinet which will have 12 BJP MLAs including a deputy chief minister post. This is the first time that BJP is in the government in the state. Accompanied by …

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With Mufti, Modi hug capital of Jammu and Kashmir shifted to Nagpur: Omar Abdullah

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As BJP and PDP reached an alliance, former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said it was a tie-up between North and South Poles and questioned “where are the celebrations on the streets of Jammu and Kashmir”. Omar also claimed that with the sealing of the alliance the capital of the state has shifted to Nagpur, an oblique reference to the RSS headquarter. “With this hug (between PDP chief Sayeed and Prime Minister Modi) the South Pole and the North Pole met and the capital of J-K shifted to Nagpur,” Omar wrote on Twitter. Omar, the National Conference (NC) working president, questioned where are the celebrations on the streets of the state? “As all the expert J&K commentators will not …

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Congress questions BJP on its stand on Art 370

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Congress today questioned BJP on its stand on Article 370 in the context of it forming Government with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir even as it targeted the Modi dispensation over various issues, including communal remarks made by BJP and Sangh leaders. Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia referred to the issue while participating in a debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address in Lok Sabha during which he also slammed the Government over “bullet train of Ordinances” and moves to amend the Land Acquisition Act. “You are going to form Government with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir. I want to know what is your stand on Article 370 now,” Scindia asked BJP which is close to forming coalition …

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Mufti to be sworn-in as J&K CM on Sunday, to meet PM Modi tomorrow


PDP and BJP have ironed out their differences and reached a consensus on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) that will form the basis of their unique coalition Government in Jammu and Kashmir to be sworn-in at 11 AM on March 1 in Jammu. Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, founder-patron of PPD, flew in here this evening to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow which will be final step in his return as the State’s Chief Minister at the head of the coalition that will mark the first time ever for the BJP to be in power in the sensitive state. Sayeed said on his arrival that a CMP on which there has been a consensus has been made and now he will …

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BJP-PDP not yet ready to hug each other, Modi-Mufti meeting postponed


Before the new alliance partners BJP and PDP could start celebrating the announcement of govt formation in the state a minor hiccup at the highest level on Wednesday forced the alliance managers to postpone the much awaited meeting between the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PDP patron Mufti Mohd Sayeed. According to inside reports when BJP Chief Amit Shah made an announcement of forming an alliance govt with the PDP he had made it clear that an understanding has been achieved at almost all the issues but still some discussions were carried on.  According to these reports on wednesday when the negotiations got underway afresh the representatives of both the parties could not wind up the final discussion and conveyed …

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BJP, PDP reach ‘understanding’, announce coalition in Jammu Kashmir

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Historic opportunity to end the decades of mistrust between Kashmir and Jammu regions of the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who is likely to be the next chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir, on Tuesday said differences with BJP over contentious issues like Article 370 and AFSPA have been ironed out in the common mininum programme. The 78-year-old former CM said it would be a historic opportunity for the PDP-BJP alliance to remove the decades of mistrust between the two regions of the state. He also said that with the mandate BJP has at the Centre, the ruling coalition in the state would be able to achieve much more on both peace and development fronts. “I …

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New Govt in J&K likely to be sworn-in on 1st March, Mehbooba to meet Amit Shah tomorrow

A PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, headed by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, is likely to be sworn-in on March one with the two parties sorting out all issues, including differences over AFSPA and Article 370. To give finishing touches to formalisation of the alliance, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is likely to meet BJP President Amit Shah here tomorrow after seven-week long negotiations between the two parties. It will be followed by a meeting between PDP patron Sayeed with Prime Minister Minister Narendra Modi later this week. Swearing-in ceremony is likely to take place on March one, sources privy to the talks said here today. The sources said the swearing-in date was chosen keeping in mind that it is an …

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J&K to have elected Govt next week, PDP-BJP giving finishing touches to CMP


Formation of BJP-PDP coalition Government in Jammu and Kashmir will be announced next week as the two parties have “ironed out” differences on the contentious issues of AFSPA and Article 370 and are giving “finishing touches” to the Common Minimum Programme. Stating this here today, senior BJP leader of the State Nirmal Singh underlined that the announcement is now just a formality as a “way out” has been found on these two issues. “The formal announcement would be made next week,” Singh, who is being seen as a prospective Deputy Chief Minister of the State, said here about an elected Government awaited ever the poll results declared on December 23 last year threw up a fractured verdict. “A way out …

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Mufti Mohd Sayeed not meeting Prime Minister soon: Naeem Akhtar, PDP

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Even as talks between the PDP and BJP over the issue of govt formation have reached advance stage PDP spokesman Naeem Akhtar saturday clearly hinted there are still some issues left which need more effort and time before they are resolved. He clarified there is no meeting planned between Mufti Mohd Sayeed and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as yet. He said the two parties are engaged in the process of hammering out a agenda of governance for the most sensitive state of J&K. Without pinpointing towards any of the contentious issues such as status quo on Article 370 and repeal of AFSPA Akhtar told reporters outside the residence of Mufti Mohd Sayeed the negotiations have gone in to the next …

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