New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated the newly formed government in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Congratulations and best wishes to Mehbooba Mufti, Dr. Nirmal Singh and all those who took oath today. May the new Government of J and K leave no stone unturned in fulfilling dreams and aspirations of the people and take J and K to new heights of progress,” Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet.
Mehbooba Mufti, chief of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took oath today morning as the first woman Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
Mehbooba succeeds her father Mufti Mohammad Saeed who died in January this year.
At least 23 ministers took oath along with Mufti, including members of the BJP.
The election the state in December 2014 gave no party a majority in the 70 member J and K assembly.
The PDP, with 28 seats and the BJP with 25 had formed government after weeks of hard negotiations last year. (ANI)