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Monday, March 26, 2012

Furqan Ahmad appointed parliamentary secy

Dehradun, March 26
With an aim to placate the Muslim community, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna today appointed Furqan Ahmed, the lone Muslim Congress legislator from Piran Kaliyar of Haridwar district, as parliamentary secretary.
Vijay Bahuguna administered the oath of office and secrecy to Furqan Ahmed at Vidhan Sabha here. The move is seen as a move of the state government to appease the Muslim community that felt disappointed and betrayed following the denial of ministerial berth to its lone Muslim legislator.
Harish Rawat, Union Minister of Agriculture, Food Processing and Parliamentary Affairs, who represents the Haridwar Lok Sabha seat having a sizeable Muslim community, had been pleading for the adjustment of Furqan Ahmed. He was also present at the oath taking ceremony of Furqan Ahmed.  

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