‘CM has the discretion to retain or drop any Minister’
Srinagar: Bharitya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice President, in charge Jammu and Kashmir Affairs, Avinash Raj Khana has said that the sacking of Haseeb Drabu as Finance Minister is not an issue for the PDP-BJP alliance and termed the decision of the Chief Minister on sacking Drabu as an internal matter of PDP.
Khana said, “the decision of dropping Drabu from the cabinet has been taken by the Chief Minister who has the discretion to drop or retain any Minister. This is an internal matter of PDP and has to do nothing with the working and the stability of PDP-BJP alliance.”
Khana added that the Chief Minister has the discretion of retaining or dropping any Minister and as such the exit of Drabu is not an issue for the PDP-BJP alliance.”
The ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday, had decided to remove Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu from the cabinet over his remarks that ‘Kashmir is not a political problem’, which created a storm.
The Greater Kashmir reported that the ruling party had written a letter to Governor NN Vohra in this regard.
Drabu’s statement which created a political storm, and finally lead to his removal from the cabinet, was widely condemned by the political parties as well as the resistance camp.
Speaking at an event themed ‘Kashmir: the way forward’, Drabu asked the people to “introspect” over the nature and origins of the situation in the state and how it can be resolved. “We need to talk to ourselves before we talk to others and this must happen nationally as well,” he said.