PDP re-elects Mehbooba Mufti as party chief for another term

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Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti was re-elected as Peoples Democratic Party president for the term of three years.

The party held the elections in Srinagar today.

The party vice president Abdul Rehman Veeri had proposed the name of Mufti for the president post and was seconded by party general secretary Ghulam Nabi Hanjura, a party leader said.

PDP was formed in 1999 by Mehbooba Mufti’s father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed after leaving the Congress. The party formed the government along with the Congress in 2003 and later, in 2015, with the Bharatiya Janta Party. After the scrapping of J&K’s special status in SAugust 2019, many of the founding members have left the PDP.

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