Srinagar: Following the exit of state’s Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu from the cabinet, the cabinet meeting which was scheduled for today has been postponed, official sources said.
“JK State Cabinet meeting which was scheduled to be held tomorrow at 12.30 pm has been postponed. It will be now be held on 20, March, 2018 at 11 am,” J&K’s Department of Information and Public Relations tweeted.
With Drabu out of the finance ministry, the race for the coveted portfolio began with the chief minister’s trusted aide and Works Minister Naeem Akhtar and Education Minister Altaf Bukhari being seen as front-runners.
Sources indicated that while Bukhari may land the job eventually, the chief minister might keep the finance portfolio with her for the time being.
The PDP had yesterday asked Drabu to retract his statement as it was against the party’s stand.