Mehbooba Mufti takes oath as 1st woman CM of Jammu and Kashmir

JAMMU: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday became the first woman Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. She was administered oath by Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan in winter capital of the state.

56-year-old daughter of PDP founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed now heads a coalition government with BJP in the only Muslim-majority state of India.

Mehbooba was sworn as the 13th Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and the second Muslim woman to become the Chief Minister of a state in India.

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Till today, Syeda Anwara Taimur was the only Muslim woman one to hold CM’s chair. Taimur took the charge of Assam chief minister in 1980 and continued till June 30, 1981.

The PDP-BJP coalition, which also has Sajad Gani Lone led Peoples’ Conference as a constituent, has 56 MLAs in the 87-member Assembly.

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The Mehbooba-led cabinet has four new faces -Sham Lal Choudhary and Ajay Nanda from BJP and Sayed Farooq Ahmed Andrabi and Zahoor Ahmad Mir from PDP.

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Meanwhile, senior PDP leaders and former ministers Altaf Bukhari, Javid Mustafa Mir Ashraf Mir and Sukhnandan Kumar were dropped from the new government.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had staked claim for government formation on March 26, two days after Mehbooba was elected as PDP’s legislature party leader. The state was put under Governor’s Rule on January 8, a day after then chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed passed away in New Delhi.

Change in Mufti Cabinet View on web

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Here is the full list of Council of ministers:

1 Mehbooba Mufti
2 Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh
3 Abdul Rehman Bhat Veeri
4 Chander Prakash Ganga
5 Ghulam Nabi Lone
6 Bali Bhagat
7 Abdul Haq Khan
8 Lal Singh
9 Sayed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari
10 Sajad Gani Lone
11 Haseeb Drabu
12 Tsering Dorjey
13 Ch Zulikar Ali
14 Sham Lal Choudhary
15 Naeem Akhter
16 Abdul Gani Kholi
17 Imran Raza Ansari
18 Asiya Naqash
19 Sunil Kr Sharma
20 Sayed Farooq Ahmed Andrabi
21 Priya Sethi
22 Zahoor Ahmed Mir
23 Ajay Nanda

One Response to "Mehbooba Mufti takes oath as 1st woman CM of Jammu and Kashmir"

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