Basharat Bukhari resigns from cabinet

Jammu: Syed Basharat Bukhari today resigned from the Cabinet of Mehbooba Mufti soon after he was shifted from high profile Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Ministry to Horticulture department.

“I have resigned from the council of Ministers today. I have forwarded the letter of resignation to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti tonight”, Bukhari said from Srinagar.

He said  he has given all the reasons for his resignation in a letter to CM.

Earlier in the day, Syed Altaf Bukhari was inducted in council of Ministers in Mehbooba Mufti led Government as new Minister

for Education.

Naeem Akhtar, who held Education portfolio, was given high profile Public Works Department (PWD).

In a minor change in portfolios after induction of Altaf Bukhari in the cabinet, the Chief Minister shifted Basharat Bukhari from

Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation and Disaster Management ministry to Horticulture department. (Agencies)