Zanskar MLA sacked from VC post, striped of MoS status

Jammu, Apr 18: The Jammu and Kashmir government has removed Zanskar MLA from the post of Vice Chairman of the state’s Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board and withdrawn the Minister of State status conferred on him.

Commissioner-Secretary to the Government of J&K, Khurshid Ahmad, said in an order that Syed Mohammad Baqir Rizvi has been removed from the post.

“The status of Minister of State (MoS) conferred upon him is also withdrawn with immediate effect,” he said.

The PDP candidate lost the poll to the BJP nominee.

Asked if the MLA cross-voted and violated the norms by voting in favour of BJP candidate, Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta told PTI the party Whip is meant for the party not an Independent member.

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