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Mehbooba Mufti likely to be next CM of Jammu Kashmir

India TV News Desk 07 Jan 2016, 10:29:30 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Mehbooba Mufti, daughter of deceased CM Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is expected to take over as the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, sources said.

While there is unanimity among the PDP over CM's choice, its main alliance partner BJP has also indicated its support for her elevation to the post.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi this morning. He was 79.

Sayeed, 79, is survived by his wife, three daughters including PDP President Mehbooba Mufti, and a son.

The mortal remains of the Chief Minister would be flown to Srinagar where the body will be kept for people to have the last glimpse of their leader. He is likely be buried in his ancestral village in South Kashmir.