J&K Government Formation: PDP-BJP To Meet Governor NN Vohra Today

26/03/2016 9:15 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, right, addresses the media after a meeting with Kashmir’s regional Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti, second left in blue, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The BJP and the PDP Tuesday finalized an agreement to form a coalition government in Kashmir, the first time the Hindu nationalist party will share a leadership position in the predominantly Muslim region. (AP Photo / Manish Swarup)

SRINAGAR -- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are set to call jointly on Governor N N Vohra today and stake claim to form the new government led by Mehbooba Mufti.

Mehbooba will hand over the letter staking claim to form the government while Dr. Nirmal Singh will hand over the letter from the BJP side supporting her claim.

Earlier, the state BJP elected Dr Nirmal Singh as Legislative Party leader in a meeting of BJP legislators held at Jammu yesterday.

Singh was also nominated as the candidate for Deputy Chief Minister's position who has served in the same capacity in previous PDP BJP coalition government.

BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav and BJP MP and Union Minister of State in PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh also attended the meeting.

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