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Mufti to be new Jammu and Kashmir CM

PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will be the new Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. This was announced by Congress president Sonia Gandhi after her talks with Sayeed. The Common Minimum Programme to guide the coalition and the deputy Chief Minister would be announced on Sunday. "We are determined to see that aspirations and hopes of the people are fulfilled," she said.

india Updated: Jan 08, 2003 22:08 IST

PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will be the new Chief Minister of Jammu andKashmir.This was announced by Congress president Sonia Gandhi after her talks with Sayeed.

The Common Minimum Programme to guide the coalition and the deputy Chief Minister would be announced on Sunday.

"We are determined to see that aspirations and hopes of the people are fulfilled," she said.

Sayeed said the coalition government headed by him would fulfil the aspirations of the people and the challenges ahead.

"We have decided to unite and there is common concern among all of us.
Together this is the golden opportunity provided to the state of Jammu and Kashmir," he said.

First Published: Oct 26, 2002 20:08 IST