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Mehbooba elected PDP president again

| | Srinagar | in Sunday Pioneer

Jammu and KashmirvChief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was unanimously elected as the president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the sixth consecutive termon Saturday.

Mehbooba thanked the members of the electoral college for reposing trust in her leadership. She assured to carry forward the party’s political policy with renewed enthusiasm and vigour.

Mehbooba plunged into politics in 1996 when her father fielded her as Congress candidate from Bijbehara constituency. She quit Congress in 1999 and floated the PDP. She was first time elected as the PDP president in 2003.

Opposition leader and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah congratulated Mehbooba on her election as PDP president. for the sixth consecutive time.

“Congratulations to @MehboobaMufti on being re-elected as President of @jkpdp. We may not agree on much these days but I wish you well,” omar wrote on twitter.

Mehbooba later thanked Omar Abdullah for congratulating her.

“Thanks for the wishes Omar. Debate is the essence of democracy so we can agree to disagree on certain issues,” she wrote on twitter.




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