PDP leaders Hussain, Basharat quit party to join National Conference

PDP leaders Hussain, Basharat quit party to join National Conference

Srinagar: Two more senior PDP leaders and former legislators, Peer Mohammad Hussain and Syed Basharat Bukhari, are set to join National Conference, sources told Kashmir Reader. The PDP expelled the duo from the party for “anti-party activities” soon after reports about their joining NC surfaced in the media. An NC functionary, requesting anonymity, confirmed to […]

PDP, NC levelling baseless allegations against Guv adminstration: BJP

PDP, NC levelling baseless allegations against Guv adminstration: BJP

Jammu: BJP Tuesday criticised People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC) for levelling “base less allegations” against governor administration in Jammu and Kashmir. “Kashmir based so-called mainstream political parties, particularly PDP and NC, after miserably failing to convince people particularly of Kashmir on the poll boycott in civic bodies elections, have started criticising governor […]

Another setback for PDP as its zonal president for Sangrama resigns

Another setback for PDP as its zonal president for Sangrama resigns

BARAMULLA: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday suffered one more setback when its zonal president for Sangrama constituency Dilshad Malik resigned from basic membership of the party. In a letter to PDP President Mehbooba Mufti, Malik said: “For some time I have been finding it difficult to reconcile either with the current functioning of the […]

Omar rules out pre-poll alliance for assembly elections

Omar rules out pre-poll alliance for assembly elections

Jammu: National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah Monday ruled out a pre-poll alliance with any party for the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, saying his party had joined hands with the PDP and Congress to “save the state”. The PDP had on November 21 staked claim to form a government with the backing of rival […]

Disgruntled Baig holds meeting with Mehbooba

Disgruntled Baig holds meeting with Mehbooba

Srinagar: The attempts of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti to mollify disgruntled Lok Sabha member of the party Muzaffar Hussain Baig bore fruit on Monday as the two leaders jointly chaired a meeting of the party here. “Senior leaders of the party today (Monday) met under the chairmanship of party President @MehboobaMufti and Muzzafar Hussain Beigh […]

A Cruel Fax Machine or Plan B

A Cruel Fax Machine or Plan B

By Fida Hussain Sodagar Fax machines eradicated the barriers of communication. But in Jammu and Kashmir these very tools of communication make and break government(s). A fax machine led to the dissolution of an Assembly. A Cruel Fax Machine repudiated to receive a fax which could have decided the fate of the political ecosystem in […]

The Dissolution of the JK Assembly: An Analysis

The Dissolution of the JK Assembly: An Analysis

By Naveed Bukhtiyar New Delhi toppling the state government is not a new concept or phenomenon. History is witness to the fact how New Delhi overturned the Government of Sheikh Abdullah and, many years later, to withdrawing the alliance with JKPDP in 2018. As Basharat Peer has stated in his book “The Curfewed Nights”, betrayal […]

EC likely to club LS, J-K Assembly polls next year: Report

EC likely to club LS, J-K Assembly polls next year: Report

New Delhi: The Election Commission, which has to hold fresh assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir before May 21 next, is likely to club it with the Lok Sabha elections due next year, highly-placed sources in the poll panel said Thursday. The state assembly was dissolved by Governor Satya Pal Malik on November 21 citing […]

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