Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on her “phenomenal” victory in the bypoll for Anantnag assembly seat. “Congratulations to J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti for the phenomenal victory in the Anantnag assembly by-election,” he tweeted.
BJP is running a coalition government in the restive border state for the first time with Mehbooba’s People’s Democratic Party.
Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday won Anantnag by-polls by a huge margin of around 12,000 votes. Peoples Democratic Party President secured more than 17,000 out total 28,000 polled votes. Her rival Congress' Hilal Shah got 5,589 votes.
(With inputs from PTI)