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J&K Dy CM gets charge of Industries and Commerce, Forest departments

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

today assigned the charge of the two departments held by former ministers Chander Prakash and Lal Singh, both of whom resigned recently, to the state's Deputy

N N Vohra had yesterday accepted the resignation of and Ganga, who had participated in a rally in support of a CBI probe in rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl in district.

I do hereby assign the charge of the Departments of Industries & Commerce and Forest, Ecology & Environment to Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh, Deputy in addition to the subjects already assigned to him, said an order issued by the chief minister here today.

is presently holding the charge of the Power Development and Housing & Urban Development departments.

Earlier, the charge of the departments of Industries & Commerce was with while was held the Forest, Ecology & Environment portfolio.

Mehbooba, who received the resignation of the two ministers from Sat Sharma on April 15, had immediately accepted and forwarded the same to the

With these resignations, the number of ministers in the had come down to 22, including nine from the BJP.

Both and Singh had participated in a rally on March 1 after the crime branch of Police arrested the nephew of a caretaker of a 'Devisthan' (temple) in connection with the kidnapping and rape of the girl. They had resigned on April 14.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 20:25 IST