Syed Altaf Bukhari
Syed Altaf Bukhari


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Though there is room for accommodating three more persons in the council of ministers, Ms Mehbooba Mufti dropped four of her ministers from the council.

Altaf Bukhari and Javed Mustafa Mir were the two cabinet ministers with Mufti but were dropped by her. Mohammad Ashraf Mir and Abdul Majid Padder were the two ministers of state who were dropped in the council of ministers which was given of office by governor N N Vohra o n Monday.

Bukhari, the party treasurer and an influential minister of the last regime, was representing Amira Kadal constituency. Ashraf Mir, the MoS in Mufti era, represents the Sonawar constituency.

MLA Javid Mustafa Mir

Javed Mustaf Mir has been a minister in 2002 and 2014 and an MLA in 2008 as well. He won three elections in a row from Chadoora.

Abdul Majid Padder is member of legislative assembly. He won by a slender margin from Noorabad in 2014 and was given a council berth from where he was taken as a minister.


PDP’s ally BJP dropped two ministers – a cabinet and a junior minister – Sukhnanadan Kumar and Pawan Guptra. They were replaced by Choudhary Sham Lal and Ajay Nanda. Sukhnandan represented Marh constituency and Pawan Gupta represented Udhampur after winning it as an independent. Choudhary Shyam Lal is a BJP lawmaker from Suchetgarh and Ajay Nanda represents Reasi in the assembly.


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