President of People Democratic Party, Mehbooba Mufti has been given the status of a Senior Leader and has been allotted the Second row as per the seating arrangement in Lok Sabha released by Speaker Office. She will be accompanying Rahul Gandhi, Kamal Nath, Congress deputy leader Amrinder Singh, NCPs Tariq Anwar in the second row and it is for the very first time that any MP from J&K will sit in the company of senior leaders. Mehbooba is a law graduate from Kashmir University and is credited to have revived PDP at the time when the political fortunes of the other parties were still on the upswing in the valley. Beginning her career in 1996 with the Indian National Congress she later formed PDP along with her father and went on to enter the Parliament in 2004 to become the youngest politician from the state.
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