Guv returns from New Delhi, sending back file in 2 days

GJ REPORT SRINAGAR, DEC 20: Decks seem to be finally cleared for Tasaduq Hussain Mufti’s entry into the Upper House as Governor NN Vohra has returned to Raj Bhavan after attending series of meetings in New Delhi. Sources said that the Governor N N Vohra is likely to send the file back to government with his approval for nominating Tasaduq Hussain Mufti as the member of the State Legislative Council in a few days. However sources in the Legislative Council informed that the approval was still pending and they are expecting it anytime. “It is most likely that Governor will put down his stamp of approval on the recommendation of the state cabinet and will send the file back to the government this week,” sources said. The State government had recommended Mufti’s nomination for Upper House last week and had sent the recommendation to Governor for an approval. Tasaduq is likely to be inducted as minister in the Mehbooba Mufti led PDP-BJP coalition government. However the PDP sources said that the induction may be put on hold till the assembly session that begins on 2nd of January was over. There is however now official confirmation from PDP regarding the same. Prior to sending the file to Raj Bhavan, it was circulated among the cabinet ministers all of whom put down their signatures for recommendation one by one. Tasaduq, as per the reports, is likely to be inducted into council of ministers and with his induction into the council of ministers the PDP would be filling its vacant cabinet berth left unfilled by the party for the last two years. The source also disclosed that Tasaduq is likely to get tourism portfolio.