MEHBOOBA MUFTI

  • J&K: Mehbooba Mufti condemns killing of youth in Budgam April 19, 2015

    Srinagar: Ruling PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday strongly condemned the killing of teenager Suhail Ahmad Sofi in security forces firing at Narbal, saying it is a matter of grave concern that Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) was not followed while dealing with the protesters. "Now that FIR has been lodged in...
  • Modi to appoint PDP MP Mehbooba Mufti to council of ministers: sources April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to expand his council of ministers to include a key leader from the restive Kashmir region, sources said, as he looks to win the support of allies to push economic reforms through Parliament. Mehbooba Mufti, daughter of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and...
  • J&K: CM Mufti side-steps controversy over his remark, Mehbooba calls it teething problems March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday sought to side-step controversy over his remark that Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants allowed conducive atmosphere for Assembly elections in the state. However, his daughter and People's Democratic Party (PDP) MP in Lok Sabha Mehbooba Mufti was more upfront...
  • J&K to have BJP-PDP government as Mehbooba, Shah finalise Common Minimum Program February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The first formal announcement of a PDP-BJP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir was made by PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and BJP President Amit Shah who met in New Delhi to give final touches to the Common Minimum Programme (CMP). This will be followed by a meeting between PDP...
  • J&K: PDP-BJP finalise common minimum programme, government formation soon February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The differences over a common minimum programme (CMP) between the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir have been ironed out and a coalition government will soon be sworn in. BJP president Amit Shah, addressing mediapersons jointly with...
  • BJP-PDP deal in J&K finalised, Mufti Sayeed likely to be sworn in as CM on March 1 February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Two months after elections in Jammu and Kashmir gave a hung assembly, the deal between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have finally come to an agreement. According to sources, the new government is likely to be sworn in on 1 March. The two...
  • J&K government formation: PDP-BJP deal almost done, status quo likely on Art 370, AFSPA February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are believed to have agreed on keeping the status quo on Article 370 and Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, sources said. The sources said PDP's Mufti Mohammed Sayeed is likely to get the...
  • J&K: BJP, PDP talks in final stage, government formation likely after Delhi polls January 29, 2015

    Srinagar: It seems that a deal has finally been struck between the Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party - the two biggest parties in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly - for government formation in the state. Sources say BJP has no objection to PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed becoming Chief...
  • PDP still in talks with BJP over J&K government formation January 24, 2015

    Srinagar: Even as Jammu and Kashmir continues to be under Governor's rue, Peoples Democratic Party patriarch Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said the dialogue with the Bharatiya Janata Party on the government formation is still in progress. The PDP had won 28 seats in the J&K elections last year while the BJP...
  • 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...