Sonia meets Mehbooba, expresses condolence on Mufti Sayeed’s demise

Srinagar : Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday afternoon met People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti to express her condolence on the demise of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at his official residence on Gupkar Road here.

She was accompanied by J&K former chief minister and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Jammu and Kashmir Congress president Ghulam Ahmad Mir.

“She visited for the long association that Mufti Sahib had with the family and the Congress party. Her visit was just to offer condolence,” Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters.

Mufti Sayeed passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi on January 7.

He was laid to rest with full state honour in his ancestral graveyard at Bijbehara town in Anantnag district. (ANI)