Altaf Bukhari reacts to rumours of oath-taking as CM; says, 'It is a good joke'

Srinagar, May 24 : Apni Party president Syed Altaf Bukhari on Sunday dismissed t rumours of him taking oath as the first Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory, saying “it is a good joke.”

“It is a good joke....,” Bukhari told news agency—Kashmir News Observer in an exclusive chat, when asked whether he would be administered oath as first Chief Minister of J&K UT.

Officials in Jammu & Kashmir government told KNO 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—(KNO)

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