Jammu and Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti to take oath as chief minister on 4 April

Jammu and Kashmir has been under Governor's Rule since 8 January, after the death of Mehbooba's father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed

IANS March 31, 2016 22:52:31 IST
Jammu and Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti to take oath as chief minister on 4 April

Jammu: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti will take oath as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir on 4 April.

"Mehbooba Mufti will take oath of office as the chief minister on 4 April," Peoples Democratic Party sources told IANS in Jammu.

Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti to take oath as chief minister on 4 April

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti. AFP

With this, the suspense over when the PDP-BJP alliance will take office has finally ended.

The decision to take oath on April 4 has been conveyed to Governor NN Vohra, the sources said.

Jammu and Kashmir was put under Governor's Rule on 8 January, a day after then chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed passed away in New Delhi.

PDP sources told IANS that the decision to take oath earlier than expected was necessitated to set to rest media speculation that a tug of war had started between the PDP and the BJP over portfolio distribution.

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