J K News Today

Jammu, November 23  ( JKNT) Pof. Amitabh Mattoo, advisor to Chief  Minister Mehbooba Mufti  has resigned from his posit in a sudden development indicating that all is not well in the political circles in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mehbooba Mufti had appointed  Prof. Mattoo as an advisor  in April this year  soon after taking over as Chief Minister after more than three-months wait  after the death of  her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed .  Her father had also appointed Prof. Mattoo as advisor with cabinet rank.

Although no reason has been advanced by  Mattoo for his resignation, yet it is understood that he was feeling uncomfortable , sources close to him said.

He was not available for his comments.

It is also not known whether his resignation has been accepted. There was no official confirmation of his resignation having been accepted   by Chief Minister.

Mattoo, a prominent academician and  sole  Kashmiri Pandit face in the government ,  is likely to  go back to  academia .

But his resignation suggests that the things were not hunky dory in the political circles in  Jammu and Kashmir.