J&K government formation: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti set to be sworn in on April 4

01 April 2016, 05:40 PM
Mehbooba Mufti
Mehbooba Mufti

After dead-lock of two months over the formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti, is all set to be the first woman Chief Minister of the state be sworn-in on April 4. Mehbooba Mufti, who will also have the distinction of being the first Muslim woman Chief Minister of the country, had met Governor N N Vohra on Saturday last and staked claim to form the government with the support of 25 MLAs of the BJP.

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PDP has 27 MLAs in the 87-member state Assembly. That the alliance government would not take office before March 31 became clear when the State Administrative Council headed by Vohra met here today and approved a Vote on Account for a period of three months.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-nation tour, will be back on April 3. It is unlikely that he would attend the function because of his prior engagements, the sources said.

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First Published: Thursday, March 31, 2016 11:16 PM
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