Jammu Kashmir's new deputy chief minister Kavinder Gupta created a stir just hours after being sworn in by claiming that the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua was just a "small incident."
Today 8 new Ministers Gupta and Sharma were sworn as Ministers.
The new BJP faces sworn in as ministers were the MLAs from Kathua and adjoining Sambha, Rajiv Jasrotia and Devinder Kumar Manyal.
The BJP also upgraded Sunil Sharma, at present minister of state for transport, to the rank of a cabinet minister. BJP legislator Shakti Raj took oath as a minister of state.
From the PDP, Pulwama MLA Mohammed Khalil Band and Sonawar MLA Mohammed Ashraf Mir took oath as ministers.