Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti is the current chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and the first woman to hold the role in her state. She is the president of Jammu and Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party. Outside politics, she has a degree in law from University og Kashmir. Before she became chief minister, her father, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed held the position. He passed away in January 2016, following which governor's rule was placed upon the state. Mehbooba Mufti succeeded her father to the

role in April 2016 and in June she won an assembly seat Anantnag.

Mehbooba Mufti News

Mehbooba’s election pitch from J&K Ground Zero: I need to speak for you in Parliament

Former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti calls it a “homecoming” and the locals welcome her with applause and cups of nun-chai in Birmer.

Mehbooba on BJP fielding Sadhvi Pragya: Imagine the anger if I’d field a terror accused

"According to these guys terror has no religion when it comes to saffron fanatics but otherwise all Muslims are terrorists. Guilty until proven innocent," Mehbooba Mufti said.

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J&K: Mehbooba Mufti’s convoy pelted with stones, one injured

Later, speaking to reporters in Bijbehara, Mufti termed the Balakot air strike as a “drama”, and claimed preparations were being made for another “Balakot-like attack” on Pakistan.

Complaint against Mehbooba Mufti over 'seditious' tweet

"Why waste time in court. Wait for BJP to scrap Article 370. It will automatically debar us from fighting elections since Indian constitution won't be applicable to J&K anymore," Mehbooba had tweeted.

J&K: Stones hurled at Mehbooba Mufti's motorcade in Anantnag

Mehbooba had gone to a shrine at Khirram in Anantnag district to pay her obeisance and was returning to Bijbehara when the incident took place, officials said.

BJP with its noxious agenda of banishing Muslims wants to divide India: Mehbooba Mufti

At an election rally in Kathua, the prime minister slammed the Abdullahs and Muftis, saying the two families "ruined" three generations of Jammu and Kashmir and he will not allow them to "divide" India.

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Amit Shah's statement on NRC intended to shake country's foundations: Mehbooba Mufti

The BJP president, while addressing a rally as part of his Lok Sabha campaign in West Bengal on Thursday, had said the saffron party would ensure the implementation of NRC across the entire country if voted back to power.

Mehbooba asks people to defy highway ban, warns Centre of 'Palestine-like situation'

The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister asked the people of the state to defy the highway ban and alleged it was another attempt to "subjugate" them.

Don't play with fire: Mehbooba Mufti warns BJP on Article 370

The former chief minister was reacting to the Bharatiya Janata Party's manifesto, in which the party has reiterated its commitment to abrogate Article 370 and annul Article 35A of the Constitution.

Plea in Delhi HC to ban Farooq, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba in Lok Sabha polls for 'seditious' statements

The petition filed by a lawyer alleged that the "seditious and communal statements" given by the three leaders were against the Constitution, adding that the court or the EC should bar or impose conditions on their entry into the Lok Sabha. The plea is yet to come up for hearing.

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BJP severs ties with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti hands in her resignation minutes after the BJP pulled out of the state government.

Budget session: Opposition turns up the heat on Government

With the row over the JNU sedition case and the death of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula setting the stage for a stormy start to the Budget session.

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Mehbooba Mufti Videos

‘Why does a boy pick up the gun? It’s not about Burhan Wani... need to address idea behind him’

In this edition of Idea Exchange, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti dismisses any future alliance with the BJP, asserts that there has to be some dialogue with separatists and also acknowledges that Pakistan is important in resolving the Kashmir crisis.

Express Eye for Detail 14: J&K crisis, Sushma Swaraj out of 2019 race, American tourist in Andaman and more

This week we look at the strange situation in Jammu & Kashmir where a fax machine is all it took to stop three parties from coming together and forming the government. What it means for Sushma Swaraj to opt out of the 2019 general election and the c

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J&K political drama: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation

National Conference chief Omar Abdullah said that PDP and NC coming together is not the best idea for mainstream politics in J&K. But today, both he and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation.

'It doesn't help when 14-16 leaders sit on stage and blast PM Modi. It allows him to play victim... Must work at state-level'

In this edition of Idea Exchange Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah expresses concern over the recent political killings in Jammu and Kashmir and says that the Centre's lack of clarity on J&K is worrying.

Centre announces ceasefire in J&K with militants during Ramzan, CM Mehbooba Mufti thanks Rajnath, Modi and other stakeholders

Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced a ceasefire with militants in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.

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J-K Govt. formation: PDP will have to take first step: Ram Madhav

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav on Monday put the onus on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) over the formation of a new government in Jammu and Kashmir, and said that they do not have any objection to PDP president Mehbooba Mufti becoming the Chief Minister. Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh had earlier rubbished rumours of the PDP setting tough conditions for the BJP if they want to continue the alliance in the state.

Not mandatory for daughter to become CM: Swamy on J-K crisis

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said it is not mandatory for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti to follow her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's footsteps and become the next Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Swamy further said that both parties should sit and decide on the next Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister.

Not mandatory for daughter to become CM: Swamy on J-K crisis

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said it is not mandatory for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti to follow her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's footsteps and become the next Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Swamy further said that both parties should sit and decide on the next Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister.

Not mandatory for daughter to become CM: Swamy on J-K crisis

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said it is not mandatory for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti to follow her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's footsteps and become the next Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Swamy further said that both parties should sit and decide on the next Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister.

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