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Mehbooba Mufti set to induct younger brother into Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet

Mehbooba Mufti set to induct younger brother into Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet
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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is all set to induct Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, her younger brother, into the Cabinet, The Indian Express reported on Monday.

The move is likely to further strengthen Mufti’s position in the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party. On December 2, she was re-elected the party’s president for the sixth time in a row.

Though the chief minister reportedly took the decision after consulting the party, The Indian Express reported that some leaders were unhappy with this decision. At least two ministers said they were against this move when party leader Dilawar Mir brought it up during a recent meeting. The two were, however, overruled by the other ministers, legislators and party leaders.

Unidentified sources in the party told Mumbai Mirror that Tassaduq Hussain Mufti
will be made the minister of tourism. The chief minister may also ask a relative to step down from a party post.

National Conference leader Sameer Kaul said it was a “blatant display” of dynasty politics in the state.

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