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J-K minister Altaf Bukhari given additional charge of finance

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Education Minister Syed Mohammed was given additional charge of the ministry today, a day after axed from the post over his remark that was not a political issue, officials said.

A notification signed on behalf of the said Bukhari, of the PDP, was given charge of the department of as well as labour and employment as an interim measure.

Drabu, 57, one of the architects of the PDP-BJP alliance in the state, was sacked yesterday following his remark that people were "barking up the wrong tree" as the issue was not a political issue.

"It (JK) is not a political issue as far as I can see. They have been barking up the wrong tree for the last 50 or 70 years by talking about the of it; that the political situation has never improved. We seriously need to look at in terms of how it is a society that is in search for itself," Drabu had said at an event organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in on Friday.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 15:15 IST