Mehbooba has been the PDP president since 2016, after succeeding her father Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.
Sringar, J&K —
Former Chief Minister of erstwhile State of Jammu & Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti was on Monday re-elected as President of J&K Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for another period of three years.
The development was also confirmed by the Party. In a tweet, the official Twitter handle of J&K PDP said, “Ms @MehboobaMufti unanimously re-elected as @jkpdp president for a period of three years.”
“Her name was proposed by senior leaders Mr G N L Hanjura and seconded by Mr Khurshid Alam. Senior leader Mr A R Veeri was the chairman of party election board,” the tweet read further.
It is pertinent to mention that Mehbooba Mufti served as the last Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir as a State, from 4 April 2016 to 19 June 2018.
Mehbooba was a member of the Indian parliament, representing Anantnag in the 16th Lok Sabha; before she was sworn in as the Chief Minister of J&K. She also represented Anantnag in the 14th Lok Sabha (2004–09).
She was the first woman to hold the office of Chief Minister in the State. She formed a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir jointly with the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). She resigned in June 2018 after the BJP withdrew from the coalition.
After the revocation of the special status (autonomy) of the State in August 2019, Mufti was detained without any charges at first and later under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act. She was released only in October 2020, after the Supreme Court of India quizzed the government about the length of her detention.