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Mehbooba Mufti stakes claim to form government in J&K

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday confirmed the grand alliance with the National Conference (NC) and the Congress, saying the PDP is faxing a letter to Governor Satya Pal Malik with the support of 56 candidates in the 87-member house. According to reports, PDP will lead the grand alliance in a bid to form the next government in the Governor-ruled state. The purpose behind this far-reaching realignment of political forces is to defend the Article 35A in the Supreme Court in January 2019. While the PDP has 29 seats in the state Assembly, the National Conference and the Congress have 15 and 12 respectively.

Updated : 22 November 2018, 01:05 PM