Express News Service
SRINAGAR: With BJP denying Rajya Sabha ticket to its Muslim face and Union minister Mukhtar
Abbas Naqvi, speculations are rife that he could also be posted because the Lt Governor of Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory.
There is a rising buzz in J&Okay that Naqvi, who’s the distinguished Muslim face of the saffron get together, could take over because the constitutional head of J&Okay after the conclusion of Amarnath Yatra in August. Naqvi’s RS time period is expiring and the get together has neither given him RS ticket nor proven any inclination to area him from any of the vacant LS seats.
Naqvi, who’s at the moment the Union Minister of Minority Affairs, has been aware of Kashmir. He had campaigned for get together candidates within the 2014 meeting and 2020 DDC polls within the Valley. Naqvi was the primary of the 5 Union ministers to go to J&Okay after Article 370 was revoked and J&Okay state was bifurcated into two UTs.
The discuss of doable change in guard in J&Okay has come after the focused killings by militants within the Valley. It is being mentioned that the Centre is sad with the L-G administration over the focused killings. Political observers say that with the first-ever meeting elections in J&Okay Union Territory prone to be held quickly, the Modi authorities could go for change of guard within the UT and Naqvi’s appointment could also be seen as an effort by the BJP to succeed in out to the Muslim inhabitants.
However, a BJP chief mentioned L-G’s is a constitutional submit and it doesn’t matter whether or not the particular person is a Hindu or Muslim. “The person who comes out with good policies will have a positive impact on the people,” he mentioned. However, some political observers say that BJP is just too “secretive” with regards to nominating individuals for prime posts.