People’s Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Friday staked claim to form the next government in Jammu and Kashmir.
This followed his unanimous election as the leader of the PDP legislature party that emerged as the single largest party in the recent election.
The meeting of legislature party was held in Jammu. As per a party statement the PDP leader Ab Rehman Veeri presided over the meeting.
The development followed the meeting Mufti had with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi earlier in the day.
In his letter to governor Mufti informed him that with the support of the BJP the PDP led coalition would enjoy a clear majority and was in a position to provide a stable government in the state in the wake of a split verdict.
The swearing-in ceremony will be held at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium of the Jammu University at 11:00 AM on Sunday March 1st 2015 which will be attended by the PM Modi.
The swearing in ceremony will follow a joint press conference of PM Modi and Mufti.