The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday announced that party president Mehbooba Mufti would take over as the state chief minister after the demise of Mufti Mohammed Sayeed this morning.
“This matter was not decided but obviously our choice is President of Party Mehbooba ji. Mehbooba ji has worked against all odds, she is the only choice in the party,” said PDP leader Rafiq Mir.
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, due to multiple organ failure on Thursday at 7:15 am.
He was admitted in a private ward in AIIMS on December 24 after he complained of fever and chest pain. He was later detected with sepsis, decreased blood counts and pneumonia.
He was put on ventilator yesterday after his condition had started to deteriorate.