Mehbooba to take oath as J&K CM on April 4

Jammu, March 31 (IANS) PDP president Mehbooba Mufti will take oath as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir on April 4.

“Mehbooba Mufti will take oath of office as the chief minister on April 4,” Peoples Democratic Party sources told IANS here.

With this, the suspense over when the PDP-BJP alliance will take office has finally ended.

The decision to take oath on April 4 has been conveyed to Governor N.N. Vohra, the sources said.

Jammu and Kashmir was put under Governor’s Rule on January 8, a day after then chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed passed away in New Delhi.

PDP sources told IANS that the decision to take oath earlier than expected was necessitated to set to rest media speculation that a tug of war had started between the PDP and the BJP over portfolio distribution.

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