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Mufti Mohammad Sayeed takes oath as J&K CM: As it happened

Jammu and Kashmir, which was under Governor's rule for 49 days due to political deadlock, got a new government on Sunday as PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was administered oath of chief minister office by Governor NN Vohra at Zorawar Singh Auditorium in Jammu University. PDP-BJP alliance will run government in the state.

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed takes oath as J&K CM: As it happened

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir, which was under Governor's rule for 49 days due to political deadlock, got a new government on Sunday as PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was administered oath of chief minister office by Governor NN Vohra at Zorawar Singh Auditorium in Jammu University. PDP-BJP alliance will now run the government in the state.

Here are the LIVE updates:

  • BJP sought to downplay its U-turn on Article 370, which grants special status to J&K. "As far as divergence of views is concerned, to agree to disagree is a part of democratic practice which the two parties have decided to live up to," Union Minister Jitendra Singh told PTI.
  • Separatists showing faith in Indian Constitution is a big thing, we welcome it:  J&K Deputy CM Nirmal Singh told ANI
  • BJP leader Mukhtar Abaas Naqvi congratulates Sayeed and Nirmal Singh.
  • BJP and PDP agree to maintain status quo on Article 370 in CMP, say 'present position will be maintained on all constitutional provisions.'
  • The government will work out a one time settlement for refugees from PoK who came during 1947, 1965 and 1971, says Agenda.
  • PDP-BJP government will take measures for sustenance and livelihood of West Pakistani refugees, says alliance agenda.
  • I say take the hurriyat and the separatist on board, they too have a viewpoint, says Sayeed.
  • J&K provides us diversity, it’s the only Muslim majority state in the country, says Sayeed.
  • Like in Europe Germany has become engine, India needs to create leading role, says Sayeed.
  • We'll together try our best to establish powerful democracy in the state and will request the Centre to initiate unconditional dialogue with people of J&K, says Sayeed.
  • We will develop Jammu and Kashmir holistically and want to make this alliance a turning point, says Sayeed.
  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed addresses a press conference after swearing-in ceremony.
  • BJP supporters in Bengaluru and Raipur celebrate formation of PDP-BJP government in J&K.
  • This is coalition to fulfill aspirations of people of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh region, says BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao.
  • Congress leader Salman Soz congratulated the new government and told ANI that the party welcomes power sharing agreement between BJP and PDP. 
  • Oath taking ceremony concluded.
  • National Anthem is being played once again.
  • PDP's only woman MLA Aashiya Nakash takes oath as Minister of State.
  • Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah congratulated Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
  • Separatist-turned politician Sajjad Lone takes oath as Minister in Mufti Sayeed govt.
  • Jammu & Kashmir be prepared for a huge surge in tourism this summer which will return prosperity to the State. It is truly most beautifu, says BJP leader Kiran Bedi.
  • PDP's Chaudhary Zulfikar Ali takes oath as Minister of State.
  • BJP's Sukhnandan Kumar takes oath as Minister of State.
  • Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari takes oath as Minister of State.
  • BJP MLA Lal Singh takes oath in Dogri language.
  • Javed Mustafa Mir takes oath as Minister of State.
  • BJP leader Chandra Prakash takes oath as Minister of State.
  • Abdul Rehman Bhat takes oath as the Minister of State of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • BJP leader Nirmal Singh takes oath as the state Deputy CM.
  • PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed takes oath as the twelfth chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The swearing-in ceremony has started as the National Anthem is being played.
  • PM Modi congratulates Sayed.
  • It's 11 am, the stipulated time for the swearing-in ceemony to begin and PM Narendra Modi has arrived at the auditorium.
  • BJP top brass has reached General Zorawar Singh Auditorium in Jammu University​
  • BJP president Amit Shah and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar have also reached J&K.
  • BJP veteran LK Advani has arrived in J&K.
  • Security has been beefed up outside Zorawar Singh Auditorium in Jammu University


After the swearing-in, all eyes will be on release of the Common Minimum Programme by the two parties jointly and the point of interest will be how the two parties have dealt with controversial issues like Article 370, which gives special status to the state, and AFSPA.

The December 23 assembly election in the state produced a highly-fractured mandate with PDP emerging as the single largest party with 28 MLAs followed by BJP with 25. Erstwhile allies National Conference and Congress ended with 15 and 12 seats respectively.

BJP and PDP, which have been in negotiations for nearly two months, claimed to have sorted out all the differences over Article 370, Armed Forces Special Powers Act, resettlement of West Pakistan Refugees. Holding of talks with Pakistan and separatist leaders of the state.

(With PTI inputs)

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