J K News Today
Jammu, March 20:
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti told her BJP cabinet colleagues that they should not insist on the official and written notification for the withdrawal of the minutes of the meeting chaired by her in which Gujjars and Bakerwals have been exempted from eviction from the pieces of land encroached by them.
During the cabinet meeting on Tuesday , Mehbooba told BJP ministers that they should “ trust “ her verbal assurance and not insist on the withdrawal of the minutes of the meeting in which she is reported to have ordered that all the rights of the nomadic tribes would be protected and the authorities were barred from taking any anti-encroachment drive against them from the land on which they had settled.
Sources said that Mehbooba did not relent even after the persistent insistence of her cabinet colleagues from the BJP and she stood firm on her ground that her verbal assurance should be taken at its face value.
However, the BJP cabinet ministers were still having doubts