Now that you are about to take charge, you have some grave issue to address!
After more than two months of being in denial mode you are about to take charge of state government as its first woman Chief Minister. We all know you are under tremendous pressure both at your own party and coalition level. Particularly, after the sad demise of your father a political vacuum got created within the PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) and you personally lost your political mentor and a loving father. Remarkably, after the demise of Mufti Sahib you managed every situation gracefully both at political and personal level. Personally, I was of the opinion that you should have taken over the administrative responsibility on the day one and dictated political terms to your alliance partners in a much comfortable and commanding position. Anyways, even your own choice of securing and strengthening your political position without power seems to have delivered to a great extent. When your late father cobbled his coalition after much haggling there were only two political possibilities, either to have BJP (Bharatiya Janta Party) on your side or go for fresh elections. The second option was practically impossible at that particular time as state mainly Kashmir valley and its people had suffered a lot due to September floods.Mehbooba Ji, You have some attributes to your benefit. You will be the first women Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir that too with a clean canvas as you have never held any administrative post prior to this assignment. This puts you on a much better situation, where, if you wish, you can deliver to the best of your ability in the best interest of people of Jammu and Kashmir. Many people, particularly your political opponents will try to make you uncomfortable by raising various irrelevant and less important political and administrative issues which they during their own period failed to address. But, it does not mean that you have no genuine issues to face and address after taking over the reins of power. There are several political and administrative issues that require your kind attention on priority. As I am not well versed with the art of politics and I don’t have the mandate to deliver sermons on politics, but surely I would like to draw your caring attention towards the administrative matters that affect the life of common-man in particular.