Mehbooba Mufti reforms the party by dropping her kin and bringing new faces

Story By: Indre Sharma
Monday, August, 27 2018 - 12:18

Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, has reformed her Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by dropping senior leaders and and bringing new faces in the party.

The PDP president has dropped all her close aides including former vice president and Mehbooba’s uncle Sartaj Madni, former general secretary Peerzada Mansoor Hussain and former state minister Naeem Akhtar.

As per media reports, Mehbooba’s brother and former tourism minister Tasaduq Mufti and her uncle and former minister Farooq Andrabi have also not been given any responsibility in the party.The PDP president has nominated senior leader and the late Mufti Mohd Sayeed’s close aide Abdul Rehman Veeri as vice-president, whereas Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, Abdul Haq Khan, Mehboob Iqbal, S Surinder Choudhary and FC Bhagat have been nominated as general secretaries.

The PDP chief has nominated Syed Altaf Bukhari as treasurer, while Rafi Ahmad Mir would continue as the chief spokesman for the party. The political affairs committee has also been recast.

The PDP is the single largest party in Jammu and Kashmir with 28 members in the House. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)  has 25 memeber, the National Conference and the Congress have 15 and 12 members respectively. People’s Conference has two MLAs while CPIM and PDF have one member each. 

Mehbooba Mufti served as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, from 4 April 2016 to 19 June 2018. She resigned on June 19 2018 after BJP withdrew support from the coalition government. 


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