SRINAGAR: The J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expanded her cabinet on Friday with re-introducing Altaf Bukhari as the new Cabinet Minister at the oath taking ceremony in Jammu.
Mufti dropped all charges against bukhari along with another PDP minister Javed Mustafa Mir and two junior minister from the Cabinet, when she took the oath last year on April 4 as Chief Minister in Jammu, Bukhari served as the Road and Buildings minister in laste Mufti Syeed's Cabinet and was consolidated as the most visible minister for his performance in his department.
However the senior Mufti passed away in January 2016, Bukhari , a successful businessman representing Amir Kadal constituency in Srinagar , enter into cold war with Mehbooba, when she stitched the allegiance with BJP.
After a ten month long pause or wait as an outsider, Bukhari was administered oath by the J&K Governor N N Vohra, in Jammu and was re -introduced in the cabinet , in the presence of selected gathering of politicians, police officials and bureaucrats.
" It is always good to serve people at a bigger platform. i have joined politics to serve people and this platform helps me to to do better," Bukhari told the media after oath taking ceremony.
According to sources Bukhari could be assigned one of the portfolios held by the Chief Minister including Tourism.