After nearly three years: Coalition partners meet for ‘introduction’ over snacks

After nearly three years: Coalition partners meet for ‘introduction’ over snacks
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SRINAGAR: After Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti took the reins of the state, the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Tuesday conducted its first ever Coordination Committee meeting to improve their governance coordination.
BJP leader Jugal Kishore, who attended the meeting, told Kashmir Reader that it was an introductory meeting during which participants had tea and snacks.
“We say each other to know who is who,” Kishore said. “We had snacks and tea and we introduced each other”.
He said the participants discussed about better coordination between the coalition partners and also delved upon this issues of governance.
“Everything went well,” Kishore said. “In the upcoming meetings, we will discuss serious issues concerning the governance of our state”.
The Coordination Committee, headed by Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, comprised of Jugal Kishore Sharma, Shamsher Singh Manhas, Thupstan Chhewang, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Revenue Minister, Sartaj Madni, State vice president, Tarlok Singh Bajwa, former Rajya Sabha members and Dillawar Mir, former Minister (all PDP) and others.
Earlier, the Coordination Committee meeting had been called in Srinagar on October 28. However, due to delay in nomination of new members by the PDP, the meeting was postponed.
In 2015, when the PDP-BJP formed the government headed by late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, they formed the coordination committee. The 10-member coordination committee was formed to ensure the agenda for the alliance is implemented within the defined time-frame and all the policy issues adhered to in letter and spirit.


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