J K News Today

Jammu, December 26

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s younger  brother Tassaduq Mufti will be sworn-in as a minister  at  Raj Bhavan on Thursday, according to official sources.

 The state government has intimated the Raj Bhavan about the  swearing-in- of Tassaduq Mufti  on Monday evening  hours after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met  Governor N N Vohra.

Vohra will administer oath of office and secrecy to Tassaduq Mufti .

The  induction of Mehbooba’s brother into the ministry comes close on heels of his nomination as a member of the legislative council . Governor nominated him to the Council last week on the recommendations  of the  state government.

Tassaduq has been nominated against a seat that fell vacant after  Dr Karan Singh’s eldest son Vikramditya Singh resigned from the ruling PDP and the Legislative Council  in protest against the alleged discrimination  by the PDP-led coalition government against Jammu region.

Mehbooba delayed the oath-taking ceremony of her brother owing to the ill health of her mother , who is now recuperating in All India Institute of  Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

She and Tassaduq are scheduled to arrive in Jammu  on Wednesday, the  sources said.