First time PDP legislators want party to be in power

Shabir Ahmad

Anantnag: Several first time legislators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday said that they want the party to be in power “in the interest of people of the state.”
“There is no other option for the party than to be in power. People don’t want governor’s rule. They have reposed trust in us and want transparent and good governance so that their grievances can be redressed,” PDP leader and first time MLA from Kokernag, A R Rather told Kashmir Reader.
He, however, said that the party should not comprise its ideology while forging alliance with any party for government formation. “God willing there will be a positive development with regard to the government formation within a couple of days,” Rather said. Another first time legislator from south Kashmir, who insisted that he not be named, too echoed similar views. “People have not voted for governor’s rule. They defied the boycott call and want an end to their problems. If the governor’s rule continues we will be answerable to the people who came out to vote for us defying the separatists’ boycott call,” the legislator said.
He said that the party leadership should decide over the government formation as soon as possible.
“I don’t know what the party leadership decides but I am of the opinion that party will pay the price for pushing the state to be under governor’s rule in next elections,” said another first time MLA who also wished anonymity.