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Jammu, March 1: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was sworn in as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Sunday in a ceremony here attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP national president Amit Shah and senior leaders L. K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi as well as Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar were among those present at the occasion. Also Read - PM Modi To Inaugurate Widened NH Stretch, Attend Dev Deepawali in Varanasi Today
Mufti will head the PDP-BJP coalition government in the state and will be the chief minister for full six-year term. This is the second time he will be heading a coalition government. In 2002, he led a PDP-Congress alliance and was chief minister for three years. The Peoples Democratic Party patron will be heading a coalition government in the state for the second time. Also Read - Regretting Error: Congress MP Anand Sharma Clarifies After Praising PM Modi's Visit to Vaccine Facilities
In 2002, he led a PDP-Congress alliance and was chief minister for three years. He later handed over the chief minister’s mantle to Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress as per the terms of the alliance. After 14 years, Sayeed will be heading another ruling alliance, this time with the Bharatiya Janata Party.