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 told PTI from Srinagar.
Earlier in the day, Syed Altaf Bukhari was inducted incouncil 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.
Abdul Rehman Veeri, who was PWD minister, has been assigned the charge of Ministry of Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Parliamentary Affairs, an official spokesman said.
Haseeb A Drabu, Minister for Finance and Labour and Employment, has been divested of the portfolio of Culture.
The charge of the Department of Culture shall remain with the Chief Minister, the spokesman said