PDP’s Bandipora MLC decries ‘two-family’ system in Kashmir politics

PDP’s Bandipora MLC decries ‘two-family’ system in Kashmir politics
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Bandipora: With growing apprehensions of several PDP legislators joining the BJP to form a fresh government, the party’s Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Yasir Reshi, from Bandipora’s Sonawri constituency, revolted on Friday against the “two-party system” in Kashmir that had put “Kashmir through anarchy due to challenges arising from governance, law and order, and most importantly, societal distress.”
In a statement issued here, Yasir said that “the only way out is to give a chance to a new leadership.”
“State needs a respite from the tried, tested and failed two-family power-sharing model,” he said.
Clearly indicating that he was ready to cut above the party lines, Yasir, who according to sources is currently in Delhi, said, “The need of the hour is to rise to the occasion and collectively, cutting across party lines, build a consensus on a leadership which has the capacity of countering these challenges.”
Yasir supported the views of the party leaders who have already rebelled against Mehbooba Mufti’s leadership. He said, “I am in complete conformity with the views expressed recently by my esteemed colleagues, to find an alternative to the two-family system.”
After his statement against the party, rumours were rife that Yasir has also quit the party, but an associate of his refuted the claims and said he has not quit from the party but is of the view that someone apart from the family system should be given the chance to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir.