25 May 2020
Few days ago, Rumours were afloat on social media that Apni Party president Syed Altaf Bukhari will be taking oath as First Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory in first week of June.
On Sunday, Altaf Bukhari dismissed the rumours of him taking oath as the first CM of UT of JK , saying “it is a good joke.”
“It is a good joke….,” Bukhari told news agency, when asked whether he would be administered oath as first Chief Minister of J&K UT.
Officials in Jammu & Kashmir government told that there is no legal provision for formation of interim government under any law in India. “The Government of Union Territories Act-1963 is not applicable to Jammu and Kashmir.
Nor this law provides for formation of an interim government,” they said, adding that legislative framework for J&K is defined under the J&K Re-organisation Act.
They also disclosed that there is no question of appointment of any politician as advisor or Chief Advisor to Lieutenant Governor.