The decision to authorise Mehabooba, was taken in the PDF core group which met today for the first time after death of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Meanwhile former chief Minister of J&K and leader of National Conference clarified today that his party will not tie-up with BJP for formation of Government in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir has been under Governor's rule since January 9 as neither PDP nor BJP staked claimed for forming government.
The meeting was called against the backdrop of reports that Mehbooba is unhappy over a variety of issues with BJP, a party with which Mufti ran a coalition government for 10 months after tying up in the wake of a hung verdict in assembly elections.
In the 87-member Assembly, PDP has 27 MLAs while BJP has 25 legislators.