MEHBOOBA MUFTI

  • BJP leaders meet Amit Shah but no decision on J&K government formation yet January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Almost a fortnight after the results for Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections were declared, there is still no headway on government formation in the state. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders from J&K met party chief Amit Shah in Delhi on Monday to discuss the strategy for talks...
  • Key strategy meet of BJP leaders begins, members say party will be part of government formation in J&K January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: As the deadlock over government formation continues in Jammu and Kashmir, key strategic meet of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders is underway at the Delhi headquarters. BJP leaders have said that the party will be a part of the government formation in the state. Party leader Jugal Kishore Sharma said,...
  • Deadlock continues over government formation in J&K, Amit Shah to meet state BJP leaders today January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: As the deadlock over government formation continues in Jammu and Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah will hold meetings with party leaders from the state in New Delhi on Monday to discuss the strategy ahead. Sources said that BJP's national general secretary Ram Madhav will meet the...
  • PDP chief Mehbooba says no plan of talks with BJP over government formation in J&K January 4, 2015

    Srinagar: Rejecting reports that her party will start formal talks with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that no such decision has been taken. "There are no such plans to talk to BJP over...
  • J&K: BJP seeks more time from Governor, talks of Common Minimum Program January 1, 2015

    Jammu: A day after PDP gave signs of apparent softening of stance towards it, BJP on Thursday said it has sought "more time" from the Governor in view of the ongoing dialogue with parties on government formation and hinted that it could relent on the issue of having chief minister...
  • Aim to form a stable government in J&K, not in any hurry, says BJP January 1, 2015

    Srinagar: Even days after the results of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections were declared, hectic parleys over government formation in the state are still underway. Bharatiya Janata Party leaders on Thursday met Governor NN Vohra and said that discussions on government formation are on. "The BJP is in no...
  • J&K mandate decisive as well as divisive, no hurry to form government: PDP's Mehbooba Mufti December 31, 2014

    Srinagar: Refusing to spill the beans, People's Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti said that they are in no hurry to form government in Jammu and Kashmir. Soon after meeting Governor NN Vohra, Mehbooba said that it was an informal meet and no decision has been taken yet. "J&K has given...
  • Cartoon of the day: J&K Assembly elections 2014 December 23, 2014

    The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. ...
  • J&K polls: PDP exploring options of government formation, says Mehbooba Mufti December 23, 2014

    Having won 28 seats in Jammu & Kashmir, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti thanked the state's electorate. "We will not try to cobble up a government by manipulation. It will take time to build a formation who can fulfil the aspirations of people of J&K. The votes have been cast against...
  • Fractured mandate in Jammu and Kashmir; PDP single largest, BJP close second December 23, 2014

    Srinagar: In an election which was marred with terror attacks and yet registered a record voter turnout, Jammu & Kashmir gave a badly fractured mandate with no single party reaching a halfway marks of 44 in the 87-member Assembly. While Peoples Democratic Party registered win in 28 seats to become the...
  • Jammu and Kashmir awaits election results, National Conference faces rout, PDP eyes power December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Kashmir Valley is in the midst of Chillai-Kalan, a period of 40 days of harshest winter, even as the political temperature is rising in the state with political parties, candidates, voters, the Central government and even the world community waiting for Assembly elections results with bated breath. The...
  • Jammu & Kashmir elections: Key candidates to watch out for December 22, 2014

    Srinagar: Counting of votes for the 87 Assembly seats in Jammu & Kashmir will take place on Tuesday. The polling that took place over an elaborate five phased elections witnessed remarkable voter turnout with the fifth phase recording 76 per cent voter turnout. The contest in Jammu & Kashmir has become...
  • Mehbooba Mufti critical of media's election reportage December 6, 2014

    Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti has once again criticised media for its election reportage. She has slammed the media for calling the high turnout in the elections a "defeat to Pakistan and Hurriyat Conference". Calling these reports provocative, Mehbooba said that people have vote not to defeat Pakistan or Hurriyat...
  • J&K polls: Omar seeks refuge in BJP lap, can even align with the devil to be in power, alleges Mehbooba November 29, 2014

    Srinagar: Accusing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of seeking refuge in the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) to secure his political future in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said National Conference (NC) can align even with the devil to keep her party out of the power in...
  • People's anger against mismanagement by Omar government can give PDP the edge November 25, 2014

    A major player in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections is PDP. Mehbooba Mufti, the aggressive daughter of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, is the main face for the party. Yet to recover from the horrific floods completely, the people's anger against the mismanagement by the Omar administration could give PDP the...
  • PM's remarks on dynastic politics 'election rhetoric': PDP November 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Dismissing Narendra Modi's criticism of dynastic politics and corruption in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti today said it was "election rhetoric" and exposed the Prime Minister's ignorance about the state. The sharp reaction from the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) chief came a day after Modi, during an election...
  • J&K elections: Confident of winning 45 to 50 seats, says PDP's Mehbooba Mufti November 23, 2014

    Srinagar: In Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is slated to address an election rally in Handwara on Sunday. On the other hand, his arch rival Mehbooba Mufti will be in Homesh-alibug. She has ruled out an alliance with the BJP, calling the party divisive ahead of the first...
  • J&K polls: PDP will not ally with BJP, says Mehbooba Mufti November 20, 2014

    Ahead of the J&K elections, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti ruled out any alliance with the BJP allegedly because of its divisive politics. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Mufti said, "The BJP is going about with its divisive agenda talking about the Gurjar votes, Pahari votes, Shia votes, Sikh votes and Kashmiri Pandit...
  • J&K polls: Parties vying for fragmenting votes in the valley, says PDP November 18, 2014

    Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday accused Omar Abdullah-led National Conference government of losing the regional character and being reduced to a "mere tool of fragmentation of votes" in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. "The NC has not only transformed itself into an available appendage for sharing power...
  • NC colluding with BJP to keep PDP out of power in J&K: Mehbooba Mufti November 18, 2014

    Srinagar: Accusing the National Conference (NC) of colluding with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to keep her party out of power in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti urged people to stop the saffron party's invasion of Jammu and Kashmir in connivance with its allies. "Seeing a...
  • J&K: Don't vote for BJP, it will impose a Hindu Chief Minister, warns PDP MLA November 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Sparking a communal controversy just ahead of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, a legislator of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Peer Mansoor has asked the people not to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as it will impose a Hindu chief minister on the state. Mansoor made...
  • Clear mandate will make imminent change more productive: PDP November 7, 2014

    Jammu: Stating that the ruling National Conference and Congress were likely to face its worst ever defeat in the upcoming elections, PDP on Friday hoped for a clear mandate for the party saying it will make the "imminent change" more purposeful and productive. "The National Conference and Congress will face even...
  • J&K polls a direct fight between PDP, BJP: Mehbooba Mufti November 5, 2014

    Ramban: Claiming that it was a direct fight between PDP and BJP in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday hit out at the saffron outfit and said it was using "negative tactics" to improve its numbers in the assembly. "The current electoral contest is directly between PDP...
  • BJP planning to create sectarian divide: PDP November 3, 2014

    Jammu: Alleging that the BJP won the three Lok Sabha seats recently in Jammu and Kashmir by promoting communal polarisation, the PDP on Monday said it is now planning to trigger "sectarian divide" among Muslims in coming assembly polls in the state. "The BJP won the three seats in Parliamentary elections...
  • Strong wave building for PDP in J&K: Mehbooba November 2, 2014

    Srinagar: Ahead of the Assembly elections this month, opposition PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said a "strong wave" was building for her party in Jammu and Kashmir given its "pro-people agenda". "Jammu and Kashmir is at the crossroads of historic opportunity to mark a new beginning and the winds of...
  • J&K elections: Former NC leader, 5 others join PDP October 29, 2014

    Srinagar: A former senior leader of ruling National Conference and a noted doctor were among the six people who joined Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday. "Prominent political activist and senior NC leader from Rajpora assembly constituency in South Kashmir's Pulwama district, Abdul Ahad Tantray, joined the party at a...
  • J&K polls: PDP slams NC for 'wanting to delay' polls, 'loot' relief October 26, 2014

    Srinagar: Opposition PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti accused the ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir of "wanting to delay" Assembly polls in the state to "loot" relief materials for the flood-hit people. "NC wanted more time (and delay the elections) in order to strengthen the process of looting the relief materials...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah nominates Mehbooba Mufti, Kailash Satyarthi for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan October 24, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday nominated his political opponent and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti and Nobel Peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi among nine people to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'. Omar, who was nominated by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to the campaign, launched...
  • Jammu and Kashmir people need help, says PDP President Mehbooba Mufti September 14, 2014

    President of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed said that she did not want to criticize anyone when it came to rescue operations in Kashmir. "The only point is that its unimaginable what has happened, we need everyone to help us," said Sayeed. ...
  • This is no time to criticise, we should come together to resolve the crisis, says PDP chief Mehbooba September 13, 2014

    PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said that all political parties should come together in this moment of crisis, and try to resolve the devastating situation in the state by contributing whatever help is possible. ...