J K News Today
Jammu, December 9 ( JKNT) “ Then let Delhi run the government here ( J&K),” these were the words of Chef Minister Mehbooba Mufti before she staged an unprecedented walk out of the cabinet meeting Friday evening.
The provocation was offered by Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and other BJP ministers, when they resisted her proposal to make KPS cadre officers Deputy Inspector Generals without fulfilling the mandatory criterion of getting inducted into the Indian Police Service ( IPS) .
To counter Chief Minister’s argument that she had made a commitment to KPS cadre that she would get it done for them, the BJP ministers said in chorus that “ it cannot happen.”
They claimed that they were under instructions from their high command and Delhi. Deeply irritated by this audacity of the BJP ministers who used to be sheepish in the previous cabinet meeting , she declared,” then let Delhi run the government” and walked out of the cabinet meeting.
She drove straight to her official residence to be followed by a team of BJP ministers who placated her and promised that a middle-ground may be explored to defuse the situation.
It was decided that a cabinet subcommittee would be formed to look into the matter that the prestige of both the sides as members of the government is reflected in the near future.
This truce has calmed the tempers at the moment.