Mehbooba postpones meeting with Guv

Mehbooba postpones meeting with Guv

BJP's Sat Sharma scheduled to meet Vohra as well

Mehbooba postpones meeting with Guv
A day after being elected as legislature party leader, PDP president and Chief Minister-in-waiting Mehbooba Mufti on Friday postponed her meeting with the state Governor N N Vohra.

Mehbooba, who is set to become the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, was scheduled to meet the Governor at Raj Bhavan in Jammu at 4.30 pm while alliance partner BJP state president Sat Sharma was scheduled to meet Vohra an hour later.

However, both the meetings were postponed at the last minute. Sources said the meeting was postponed as alliance partners first want to work out modalities like distribution of portfolios between them and when to hold swearing-in of the chief minister and her cabinet.

An official spokesman said Raj Bhavan was approached by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the afternoon to ascertain whether Mehbooba and Sharma could meet the governor together on Friday evening which was agreed to.

However, he disclosed, that later PDP and BJP leaders informed Raj Bhavan that talks between the two parties were ongoing at Jammu and they would make a fresh request for meeting with the governor. Mehbooba and Sharma were scheduled to meet the governor over the issue of government formation.
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