Mehbooba Re-Elected PDP President

Mehbooba Re-Elected PDP President

Srinagar, Feb 22 : Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti was on Monday unanimously re-elected as the president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mehbooba succeeded her father Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who passed away in January 2016, and since then has been the party president.

A party spokesman said that the members of the Electoral College from Kashmir and Jammu provinces voted to elect her.

The 3-year-term of Ms Mehbooba Mufti as the party president ended on October 31st last year but fresh elections couldn’t be held due to COVID 19 Pandemic and prevailing situation in J&K, the party said.

For smooth conduct of the elections, the party’s election board had appointed Surinder Choudhary as the returning officer for Jammu whereas Satpal Singh Carak was appointed as observer.

In Srinagar, the proceedings were conducted by Chairman election board A R Veeri.

Meanwhile, Ghulam Rasool Shaheen, Abdul Majeed Larwi and Afaq Ahmad (youth leader) from Ganderbal district congratulated Mehbooba for being re-elected. They hoped that she will take all steps for strengthening the party and give preference to educated youth.

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