With the turn of events unfolding after the BJP pulling out of PDJ-BJP alliance government in J&K and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti resigning their likelihood that J&K State Sports Council would be dissolved soon and secretary sports council Waheed ur Rehman Parra will resign.
President Ram Nath Kovind today approved the imposition of governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, a day after the BJP pulled out of its alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir. With that marked the official beginning of Governor Rule in J&K.
After the fall of Government, heads have started to tumble. Nayeema Ahmad Mahjoor has resigned as Chairperson of State Women’s Commission so has Peerzada Manzoor as VC KVIB. Now in sports circles all eyes are on Sports Council with the fraternity expecting resignation from the Waheed ur Rehman Parra.
Chief Minister is President of Sports Council while Sports Minister is Vice-President. Both constitutional posts have fallen vacant after the fall of Government and there is all likelihood that Council would get dissolved and matter would directly come in the hands of the officials of Council.
Normally over the years, Council secretary was chosen as any Government bureaucrat and even after change of regime the secretary used to hold its charge being a Government employee. But this time Secretary Sport’s council is political person who is also head of youth wing in PDP.
“Change of Governments have never affected functioning of Sports Council immediately. But this time scenario is different and there is no such provision wherein the current secretary can continue. Like other Vice Chairman posts in various departments he too has to resign so would other temporary officials roped in Council,” said senior sportsperson a well know how with the working of Council.
Another senior sportsperson said that Sports Council may not get dissolved in immediate time but Secretary may resign.
“Dissolving of Council is dependent on the decision of Governor and he may ask them to continue but Secretary may have to resign immediately,” he said.
An insider in Sports Council said that Waheed ur Rehman Parra may resign in next couple of days.
“He may resign within next couple of days are even on Thursday after finishing unfinished business in his office,” they said.