10 things you need to know about Tassaduq Mufti

From Cinematography to politics, Tassaduq Mufti has carved way for himself in Jammu & Kashmir State. The following points will elaborate more on this:

1. Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, son of late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is the bespectacled man from Mufti clan.

2. The 45-year-old Tassaduq is a cinematographer by profession and has returned to valley after his father's death leaving behind his lucrative and promising career to enter politics.

3. Tassaduq holds a degree of Master's in Fine Arts from American Center. His motive behind joining politics is to make world a better place for people.

4. Tassaduq joined the politics last year only and since then, the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is trying to clear decks in order to include him in the Cabinet. He was to contest the Anantnag parliamentary elections after his sister vacated the Lok Sabha seat on her election to the Legislative Assembly to meet the constitutional requirement of becoming a member of either of the two Houses of the state legislature within six months of her becoming the Chief Minister.

5. Presently, Tassaduq Mufti is heading the Chief Minister's Grievance Cell in the state.

6. The Jammu and Kashmir state has an 87-member assembly and a 36-member legislative council, so now Tassaduq will be inducted as one of the members.

7. Recently, with the resignation of Vikramaditya Singh, the grandson of the last Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, a seat has fell vacant which is likely to be filled by Tassaduq Mufti.

8. The present strength of the council of ministers is 24 including the Chief Minister and as per the reports, Tassaduq Mufti will be inducted as the Tourism and Culture Minister in place of her uncle Farooq Ahmad Andrabi, Peoples Democratic Party.

9. Tassaduq Mufti has been vocal about his primary interest is in the environment, ecology and preservation of cultural heritage of Kashmir. His inclination towards the nature might have earned him the seat of the Tourism and Culture Minister. Tassaduq has already been working with a team of professionals brought from different parts of India and abroad to make amends in the field disposing solid waste material at Srinagar's Achan dumping site and the Pahalgam tourist spot.

10. Tassaduq believes that it is the right time for the state to claim the well-deserved place in the global arena, not only as creators but as owners.


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