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Mehbooba to take oath after January 13: PDP

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti.  

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti will take oath as the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister anytime after the end of the seven-day official mourning for her late father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday, party spokesman Mehboob Beg said on Tuesday.

Mr. Beg also said that neither it nor its alliance partner — BJP — had set any preconditions for the formation of the new government in the State.

“Without any preconditions from either side, >Mehbooba ji will take oath as the Chief Minister anytime after the seven-day official mourning ends tomorrow,” he said.

“The terms of alliance already worked out will continue to govern the relationship between the two parties in the next government,” Mr. Beg asserted.

PTI adds:

J&K Assembly’s budget session cancelled

The budget session of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, scheduled to start on January 18, has been cancelled after the State was brought under Governor’s Rule due to delay in formation of a new government following the death of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

“The budget session stands cancelled. There will be no Assembly session from January 18,” Speaker Kavinder Gupta said on Tuesday.

The new government will decide on when to convene the session afresh, he said.


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