‘Karra Lying, Was Never Offered CM Post’: BJP

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Jammu: Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Wednesday said there is “no truth” in former PDP MP Tariq Hamid Karra’s claims that he was offered the Chief Minister’s post by the BJP and the statement was made to create “confusion” in the coalition government.

“There is no truth in it (his remarks claiming that BJP had offered him Chief Minister’s post thrice),” he told reporters in Jammu.

Singh was replying to a volley of questions about the remarks of Karra, who had resigned from PDP and the Lok Sabha over the government’s handling of the recent unrest in Kashmir Valley, that he was offered the CM’s chair by BJP for ensuring that PDP-BJP government in J&K continued uninterrupted.

“He is resorting to such statements after leaving the party. There is nothing of such nature,” the Deputy Chief Minister said, adding this is being done to create “confusion” in the coalition government.

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