First woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti was on Saturday re-elected as the president of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the sixth term in a row, sources said.
The election for the post of the PDP president was held today.
The PDP was headed and founded by late Mufti Mohammed Sayeed in 1999.
Mehbooba, a law graduate from the University of Kashmir, joined politics in 1996 when she was elected from Bijbehara Assembly seat on Congress ticket. The 58-year-old quickly made a mark as the leader of the opposition in the assembly.
After her father’s death in January 2016, when he was heading the coalition government in the state, she took forward the same alliance with Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
On April 4, 2016, she took the oath and became the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.