Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was today conferred the first Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Award for Probity in Politics and Public Life at an official function here in the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
The award, given by J-K Governor N N Vohra, has been constituted by the PDP to commemorate the death anniversary of PDP founder and two-time state's chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
The PDP founder died on January 7, 2016.
Flanked by the CM Mehbooba Mufti, Indian-origin UK politician Lord Meghnad Desai, Deputy Chief Minister Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi, Governor N N Vohra presented an award -- a shawl and traditional fur cap to Kumar -- at the General Zorawar Singh Auditorium in the city.
The Bihar chief minister, who was all praises for the PDP founder, invoked Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed's famous words when he said, "no solution will come from confrontation" and that disputes can be resolved through talks only.
Earlier, Mehbooba Mufti had written to her Bihar counterpart stating that there was no better person - in terms of probity in political and public life - who could receive this award.
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