J&K govt denies Omar taking over Dy CM`s ministry

Jammu and Kashmir government Sunday denied reports that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will now hold additional charge of Housing and Urban Development Ministry, which is currently under his deputy Tara Chand.

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2011, 21:15 PM IST

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government Sunday denied reports that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will now hold
additional charge of Housing and Urban Development Ministry,
which is currently under his deputy Tara Chand.

"It is totally false," an official spokesperson said,
denying local media reports claiming change of portfolio for
the senior Congress leader.

According to local reports Abdullah took over the
ministry from Chand because many housing and urban development
projects were lagging.

"The news item is nothing but a figment of
imagination... it is totally baseless and not based on the
facts," he added.

PTI