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BJP push to set own man as Kashmir CM

DNMUM418027 | 7/12/2018 | Author : Ishfaq-ul-Hassan & Manan Kumar | WC :228 | India



Srinagar/New Delhi: J&K Assembly Speaker Nirmal Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, triggering speculation of BJP preparing to form the next government in the state with its own man as CM.
PM Modi met Singh after a detailed meeting with BJP’s J&K in-charge and party secretary, Ram Madhav, earlier in the day. Sources say BJP is looking to appoint a Hindu CM with support from PDP rebels. An announcement is expected once Amarnath Yatra wraps up on August 28. Sources say Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, who is from Jammu, has emerged as a top contender. However, the move is said to have not found favour with several top officials in the security establishment who are edgy about its fallout.
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