Less important portfolios: 2 J&K ministers resign

Bukhari said that he has given all the reasons for giving up the office.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s outgoing revenue minister Syed Basharat Bukhari has resigned from the State Cabinet after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, shifted him to lesser important portfolio of horticulture in a minor reshuffle in the PDP-BJP government on Friday.

Mr Bukhari after submitted his resignation letter to the CM said that he has given all the reasons for giving up the office and that “she is the best to explain those reasons.”

Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Services and Sports Molvi Imran Raza Ansari is also reported to have resigned from the Cabinet. Mr. Ansari was sulking over being in charge of “lesser important portfolio” and had reportedly been promised elevation after some time when he took up the assignment last year.

Earlier the Chief Minister assigned the charge of departments of revenue, disaster management, relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction and parliamentary affairs to senior PDP leader and close confidante Abdul Rehman Veeri and shifted Bukhari to horticulture department. The other senior minister whose portfolio was changed is Syed Naeem Akhtar Andrabi and he will now be the minister for public works. Newly inducted minister Syed Altaf Bukhari has been assigned the charge of education department which was earlier Andrabi’s domain.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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