In a ‘first of its kind’ experiment of coalition between BJP and PDP, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mufti Mohammed Sayeed sworn in as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
He became the 12th Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir. This is for the second time that Sayeed is heading a coalition government in the state as earlier in 2002, he had led a PDP-Congress alliance government and was Chief Minister for three years. Nirmal Singh of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) became the Deputy Chief Minister of the state.
This is for the first time that BJP has become a part of the government in Jammu and Kashmir. As no party secured an absolute majority in the J&K Assembly elections in December 2014, PDP and BJP agreed to form a coalition government.
Soon after the swearing ceremony, Mufti released the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of the PDP-BJP alliance.
The CMP Promises following: