Srinagar: Former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti was on Monday re-elected the president of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the next three years.
Mehbooba’s election for the seventh consecutive term was unanimous, a party leader said.
The meeting was attended by senior leaders of PDP in Srinagar for the election of the party president.
Mehbooba’s name was proposed by senior leaders G N L Hanjura and seconded by Khurshid Alam.
“Mehbooba Mufti 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 Khurshid Alam. Senior leader A R Veeri was the chairman of the party election board,” PDP said in a tweet.
Mehbooba has been the PDP president since 2016, after succeeding her father Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who passed away in January 2016.
It will be her 7th tenure as PDP president.
Mehbooba is a law graduate. She took plunge into mainstream politics of the state in 1996 by joining the Congress, along with her father, at a time when militancy was at its peak in the state.
She emerged from the shadow of her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who founded the PDP in 1999, to head Jammu and Kashmir as the first woman chief minister of the state last year.
Her term as PDP president had ended on December 2.