STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Governor N.N Vohra on Monday accepted the resignations of the two BJP ministers, who had participated in a rally in support of the people arrested in connection with the rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district.
A Raj Bhavan communication said the Governor, on the advice of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, accepted the resignations of Forest Minister Lal Singh and Industries Minister Chander Prakash Ganga.
Mehbooba, who received the resignations of the two ministers from State BJP Chief Sat Sharma yesterday, had immediately accepted and forwarded the same to the Governor for completing the procedural formalities.
With these resignations, the number of ministers in the State Government has come down to 22, including nine from the BJP.
There are three vacancies in the Council of Ministers as the PDP had last month removed its Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu unceremoniously.
BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav, who had held consultations with legislators of the party here on Saturday, had announced that the resignations would be forwarded for further action thereby ending a simmering political crisis in the State.
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