Mehbooba Mufti re-elected

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was reelected President of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the sixth time in a row. The PDP was founded by her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and is currently ruling the State with its ally the BJP. After she was elected unopposed, she thanked her party for reposing their trust in her.

She was born on May 22nd 1959,has two daughters and is the first woman Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. She was first elected to the Assembly in 1996 on a Congress ticket, however three years later, the Muftis split from the Congress to form their own PDP. Omar Abdullah the Opposition working president congratulated her on being reelected and wished her well.