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Posted at: Feb 21, 2017, 1:53 AM; last updated: Feb 21, 2017, 11:51 AM (IST)

Four days on, Bukhari rejoins J&K Cabinet

Four days on, Bukhari rejoins J&K Cabinet
Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari

Amir Karim Tantray

Tribune News Service

Jammu, February 20

Four days after he resigned from the Jammu and Kashmir Council of Ministers, Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari today rejoined after getting an “assurance” from Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

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Basharat Bukhari this afternoon visited the Civil Secretariat where he met Education Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari. The meeting lasted around 20 minutes, following which he left for his residence. He didn’t enter his chamber in the Secretariat and all talks of his rejoining remained a mystery till the evening.

Basharat Bukhari had quit on Friday after the Cabinet rejig as Mehbooba stripped him of his Relief, Revenue and Rehabilitation portfolio and instead allocated him Horticulture. The Chief Minister, however, had not accepted his resignation. 

He met Mehbooba in Srinagar yesterday and is learnt to have got an “assurance” from her that she would “address his issues, but not before he joined the new ministry”.

Minister for Youth Services and Sports Imran Raza Ansari, who too had resigned, is yet to join back.  


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