Mehbooba: Kashmir to have first woman CM

MehboobaDecks have been cleared for Mehbooba Mufti to become chief minister of Jammu and Kashimr, first woman to head a beleaguered, Muslim-majority state. She was today unanimously elected leader of the legislature wing- at a meeting in Srinagar.
“Mehbooba Mufti is PDP’s nominee for the CM’s post. Swearing in date will be decided after meeting with the Jammu and Kashmir Governor,” PDP leader Muzaffar Baig said after the meeting.
Hours before the crucial meeting, Mehbooba visited her father’s grave for prayers.
Mehbooba represents Anantnag constituency in the Lok Sabha.
Jammu and Kashmir has been without an elected government after Mehbooba’s father and Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died.
Mehbooba dragged her feet on continuing to ally with the BJP and wanted it to redraw the alliance terms that had father had authored. After a meeting with Prime Minister Modi, she decided to form the government.

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