The journey to one of the coveted posts in Jammu and Kashmir has been through a long wait for Nirmal Kumar Singh of BJP. After the heart-burn during the ticket distribution in last Lok Sabha election, Singh was the unanimous choice of BJP for the post of deputy chief minister when PDP and BJP decided to forge an alliance last year.
The state was put under Governor's rule following the demise of then chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed when both the coalition partners failed to come close to form the government.
However, after the meeting of Mehbooba Mufti with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, both the parties decided to form the government and Singh once again emerged as the consensus candidate of BJP for the post of deputy CM.

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