Congress to boycott Mehbooba’s swearing-in

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Jammu, April 3 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday said it will boycott the swearing-in ceremony of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti as Jammu and Kashmir chief minister on Monday.

“We will boycott the oath-taking ceremony for two reasons. Firstly because we oppose a government which is ultimately backed by the RSS.

“And secondly, Mehbooba Mufti’s grandstanding for three months cost the state,” Congress state president G.A. Mir told IANS here.

Mehbooba will head an alliance of her Peoples Democratic Party with the Bharatiya Janata Party, like her late father Mufti Muhammad Sayeed did after the 2014 assembly elections.

Jammu and Kashmir was put under Governor’s Rule on January 8, a day after Sayeed passed away in New Delhi and she had not been keen to succeed him initially.

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