J&K portfolios announced, CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed keeps Home, Tourism
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led government in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday announced portfolios, with Home and Tourism remaining with the Chief Minister.
Srinagar: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led government in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday announced portfolios, with Home and Tourism remaining with the Chief Minister.
On the other hand, BJP's Nirmal Singh (Deputy CM) has been assigned charge of Power Development and Housing and Urban Development.
Sajjad Lone, separatist turned politician, has been given Science and Technology and Animal Husbandry portfolio, while, Ghulam Nabi Lone has been assigned charge of Agriculture Production.
Others are Naeem Akhter - Education, Lal Singh - Health and Medical Education and ARI and Trainings, Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari - Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and Relief and Rehabilitation, Chander Parkash - Industries and Commerce and Abdul Haq Khan - Rural Development.
Ending 49-days of Governor rule, Jammu and Kashmir got a new government on March 01 with veteran PDP leader Sayeed taking oath as Chief Minister of a 25-member cabinet which marked the entry of BJP for the first time in the state government.
79-year-old Sayeed was administered oath of office and secrecy by Governor N N Vohra at Zorawar Stadium where the ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior BJP leaders - L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, party President Amit Shah and General Secretary Ram Madhav.
The swearing-in was boycotted by National Conference.
Sayeed's swearing-in as the 12th Chief Minister brought to an end to 49 days of Governor's rule imposed on the state since the resignation of Omar Abdullah as chief minister after being voted out of power last December.
It also marked Sayeed's return to the top post after nearly a decade since having led a PDP-Congress coalition government for three years from January 2002.
(With Agency inputs)