After the passing away of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohd Sayeed in Delhi, it is most likely that his daughter Mehbooba Mufti will take over as the next CM of the state. Top PDP leadership in J&K has already endorsed as the unanimous choice of the party for the CM’s post. Coalition partner BJP has also approved the nomination of Mehbooba Mufti as the next CM. She wouild be the first woman Chief Minister of J&K.
A consensus between PDP and BJP has been arrived at after sudden illness, and demise of PDP chief Mufti Mohd Sayeed. In fact it was the BJP which had sounded out PDP to appoint Mehbooba as CM because Mufti Sayeed’s health was seen too frail to handle the duties of a CM.
The next assembly session is scheduled on January 18, and it was in this context BJP wanted some stability at the top post.