Mehbooba Mufti is the president of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), which won three out of six Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir in the 2014 General Elections. She is the daughter of J&K chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. The member of Parliament from Anantnag constituency has taken a strong stand against ally BJP on retaining the troubled state's special status under the Article 370. Her image as one of the most prominent political leaders of the state was consolidated in 1996 when she won the Bijbehara seat on a Congress ticket. She has had a long stint as leader of the Opposition in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly.