Mehbooba Mufti Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Mehbooba Mufti (born 22 May 1959) is an Indian politician of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who served as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir from 4 April 2016 to 19 June 2018. She formed a coalition government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and resigned on 19 June 2018 after the BJP withdrew from the coalition.
Mufti was the first and the last woman to hold the office of Chief Minister in the state. She is the president of the PDP and was a member of the Indian parliament, representing Anantnag in the 16th Lok Sabha; before she was sworn in as the Chief Minister of J&K. She had previously represented Anantnag in the 14th Lok Sabha (2004–09) but did not contest the 2009 election for the 15th Lok Sabha.
She is the daughter of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, born in 1959 in Akhran Nowpora. She earned her law degree from the University of Kashmir.
Her sister Rubaiya Sayeed was kidnapped and retained in her own house within 8 days of when their father was appointed India’s Home Minister in 1989 and released after a few days in exchange for some terrorists. The release of the terrorists was condemned by the opposition and many hardcore nationalists in India.
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She was married to her grand uncle Javed Iqbal. She has two daughters, Iltija and Irtiqa. Irtiqa works with the Indian High Commission in London and Iltija works in Hindi film industry with her maternal uncle, Mufti Tasaduq.
Mehbooba Mufti Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki
When elections for the state assembly were held in 1996, Mehbooba became one of the most popular members elected from Bijbehara on an Indian National Congress ticket. Her father had returned to the Congress, which he had left in 1987, angry at the alliance that party had formed with its traditional rival in the state, the National Conference. Mehbooba quickly made a mark as the leader of the opposition in the assembly, taking on the government of Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah with asperity.
Mehbooba is one of the few female politicians from Kashmir who is recognized across India. When Mufti Mohammad Sayeed split from the Indian National Congress to form the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 1999, many thought she would be the party president. She deferred to her father’s experience, however, and became party vice-president.
She resigned her assembly seat and went on to contest the parliamentary elections in 1999 from Srinagar, where she lost to the sitting member Omar Abdullah. She won the Pahalgam seat in the state assembly from South Kashmir, defeating Rafi Ahmed Mir, when assembly elections were held again in 2002. She was elected to the Lok Sabha from Anantnag seat in 2004 and 2014.
After her father’s death in January 2016, when he was heading the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, she took forward the same alliance with Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), the second time the BJP and the PDP formed a government in Jammu and Kashmir. On 4 April 2016, she took the oath and became the first woman Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
On 25 June 2016, she won an Assembly seat in a by-election in Anantnag with the highest margin in any recent elections there and thereafter focussed on settling of Rohingyas and rapidly escalating police cases on Hindu masses.
She again contested 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Anantnag seat but lost it to Hasnain Masoodi of National Conference.