Mehbooba Mufti elected PDP legislature party leader

February 11th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Feb 11 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday vowed to play the role of a “constructive opposition” after being elected leader of her party in the 87-member Jammu and Kashmir assembly.The PDP is the largest opposition group with 21 legislators.

Talking to reporters, Mehbooba Mufti, 47, said the new position gave her more responsibilities.

“We will play the role of a constructive opposition. We would give enough space and time to the new government to deliver but we will not compromise on the issues affecting the people,” she said.

Mehbooba Mufti has been the PDP president since June 2003 and led the party in the 2004 parliamentary and 2008 assembly elections.

The ruling National Conference has 28 legislators and the Congress 17. The two jointly rule the country’s only Muslim-majority state.

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