Mehbooba to expand Council of Ministers tomorrow

Mehbooba to expand Council of Ministers tomorrow

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will carry out tomorrow the first expansion of her nine-month-old ministry with induction of one or two PDP members.
“There is a cabinet reshuffle. New Ministers will be inducted into the government tomorrow,” a top source in the state government told PTI.
According to the arrangement between the two allies, PDP has a quota of 14 ministers, including the Chief Minister, while BJP has 11 ministerial berths.
According to sources, PDP MLA from Amira Kadal constituency Altaf Bukhari is likely to stage a comeback.
Bukhari, who was a minister in the Mufti Mohammed Sayeed government, was not included in the cabinet when Mehbooba was sworn-in as the Chief Minister in April last year.
There are unconfirmed reports that Mehbooba is also likely to induct an MLA from South Kashmir in the ministry.
Besides Bukhari, Javid Mustafa Mir and two Ministers of State Mohammad Ashraf Mir and Abdul Majeed Padroo, who were part of the previous government led by her father, had been dropped by her. PTI

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