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Jammu and Kashmir gets first woman CM in Mehbooba

Jammu: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday took oath as Jammu and Kashmir’s first woman chief minister heading a 22-member coalition ministry with the BJP — and in no time attended office. Mehbooba Mufti, 56 and now a Lok Sabha member, was sworn in by Governor N.N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan here, almost three months after…

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Mehbooba to take oath as J&K CM on April 4

Jammu: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti will take oath as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir on April 4. “Mehbooba Mufti will take oath of office as the chief minister on April 4,” Peoples Democratic Party sources told IANS here. With this, the suspense over when the PDP-BJP alliance will take office has finally ended. The…

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BJP-backed Mehbooba stakes claim to power in J&K

Jammu: Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday staked claim to power in Jammu and Kashmir after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) informed the governor that it was ready to support the PDP chief as the first woman chief minister of India’s only Muslim-majority state. However, the date for the swearing-in ceremony has not been decided as yet because…

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BJP supports Mehbooba as CM

Jammu: The BJP on Friday pledged support to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to form a new government under Mehbooba Mufti’s leadership in Jammu and Kashmir, paving the way for her to be the first woman chief minister of India’s only Muslim-majority state. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also elected Nirmal Singh as its leader in the…

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Decks cleared for Mehbooba Mufti to head new J&K government

Srinagar: Mehbooba Mufti was on Thursday unanimously elected as the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers, paving the way for her to become the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and head a government in India’s only Muslim majority state after months of tension with the ruling partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party…

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