Jammu:Senior leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have proposed several amendments in the constitution of the party.
The six party members headed by senior PDP leader and Lok Sabha MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig on Wednesday took the first meeting of the constitution amendment committee which was announced on December 2 following the re-election of Mehbooba Mufti as the party President for the sixth time in a row.
The six-member committee with Baig as its Chairman has been constituted to update the organization’s constitution in tune with the avowed objectives envisaged in the first declaration and later incorporated in its preamble.
Baig gave the background for why it was felt necessary to constitute committee to update the Party constitution and said that any proposals should hinge on the basic objective of the party to raise its stock as a purposeful , grass-root party based on stated goals , reflective of aspirations of the people. The changes ‘ if any’, he added will be structural and reiteration of party’s known agenda.
All the five members, Rafi Ahmad Mir, Nizamuddin Bhat Syed Basharat Bukhari, Ved Mahajan and Asgar Ali participated. Bhat was assigned the job to function as the Secretary.
Several amendments were proposed by the members during three-hour long deliberations to make the constitution elaborate and more perfect to further the cause of people of the state and to encompass their political, economic, social needs through unambiguous goals and a viable and highly inclusive party structure.
The members focused on how can constitution guide and help in ensuring activities involving the masses in a free, democratic manner, orient the party cadre into a discipline through transparent process for larger public service and commitment towards the party’s growth and viability.
In this regard some amendments are conceived to further strengthen the basic units from the lowest Mohalla Committees and Ward Committees upto the highest bodies at district, provincial and state level.