Ministerial reshuffle : Kavinder to be Dy. C.M.  Khalil Bandh in place of Drabu

J K News Today

Jammu/ Srinagar, April 30:

Speaker  Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly is all set to replace Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh  in the ministerial reshuffle on Monday , according to highly placed sources in BJP.

Kavinder’s fortunes were lifted Kavinder Gupta on Sunday when the BJP  High Command decided to change its legislature party leader and also the Deputy Chief Minister, the position held by Nirmal Singh  till date .

Gupta was elected from prestigious  Gandhi Nagar constituency of Jammu city defeating Congress heavy weight leader and minister Raman Bhalla  in the  2014 Assembly elections. He was  made  Speaker, while the  post of Deputy Chief Minister was allocated to  Nirmal Singh who had been the  state party president for two terms.

Nirmal was elected from Billawar constituency of Kathua district  in the Assembly elections .

BJP  is reported to have proposed  the names of Ravinder Raina , Rajeev Jasrotia,  Manyal as the new ministers.

There also  is  possibility  PDP inducting Khalil Bandh of Pulwama  and Mohammad Ashraf Mir , M L A  Sonawar, Srinagar  as its new ministers .


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