List of proxy candidates of PDP, NC coming soon: BJP

List of proxy candidates of PDP, NC coming soon: BJP

SRINAGAR: A list of proxy candidates fielded by National Conference (NC) and People Democratic Party (PDP) in the municipal elections will be soon made public, the BJP’s Kashmir in-charge for the municipal polls, Tariq Khan, said on Thursday. Tariq made these claims while releasing BJP’s urban local body (ULB) election manifesto at the party office […]

Trade bodies demand shelving of PDD privatisation

Trade bodies demand shelving of PDD privatisation

SRINAGAR: Trade groups, Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) and JK Central Contractors Coordination Committee Sunday threatened of street protests if the state government did not shelve privatisation of Power Development Department (PDD). Talking to reporters, Farooq Dar, senior vice president of KEA, said the privatisation would increase the power tariff by a huge margin leaving the […]

PDP zonal chief resigns

PDP zonal chief resigns

Jammu: A zonal president of PDP announced his resignation from the basic membership of the party on Tuesday over its decision to boycott the upcoming urban local bodies and panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir. On September 10, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said that it was boycotting the polls as the security situation in […]

PDP has ‘numerous blots’, lost credibility in J&K: BJP

PDP has ‘numerous blots’, lost credibility in J&K: BJP

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP Friday claimed that the PDP, its erstwhile coalition partner, has lost credibility in the state while its south Kashmir bastion was proving to a big minefield . It also accused former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti of promoting dynastic politics during her tenure besides finding excuses to […]

The quandary deepens: PDP, too, announces poll boycott

The quandary deepens: PDP, too, announces poll boycott

Srinagar: Taking its cue from its political rival, the National Conference, and upsetting the plans of the Governor’s administration, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Mondayannounced it will boycott the upcoming panchayat and municipal elections in the state. After holding a meeting at Fairview to get feedback from party legislators, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said […]

‘Consensus’ evolves at PDP meeting to stay away from polls

‘Consensus’ evolves at PDP meeting to stay away from polls

Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is likely to follow in the footsteps of its political bête noire, the National Conference (NC), which announced it will boycott the upcoming panchayat and municipal elections in the state. In a top-brass PDP huddle at the official residence of Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar, a consensus evolved that the […]

After Doval’s ‘aberration’ remark, PDP points to accession terms

After Doval’s ‘aberration’ remark, PDP points to accession terms

Srinagar: The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday hit back at National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval for terming a separate constitution for Jammu and Kashmir as an “aberration”. “Anyone who believes and endorses the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India should also have faith in the clause 8 of the Instrument of Accession […]

Rebels spurn PDP rejig as ‘old wine in new bottle’

Rebels spurn PDP rejig as ‘old wine in new bottle’

Srinagar: The PDP’s rejig of its organisational hierarchy after an open revolt broke out nearly two months ago has made little impact on the dissenting legislators, who have accused party chief Mehbooba Mufti of incompetence and promoting nepotism. On Sunday, the PDP removed Mufti family aides and relatives, including Mehbooba’s maternal uncle Sartaj Madni, from […]

Farooq, PDP delegation meet Guv, welcome decision on holding urban local body polls

Farooq, PDP delegation meet Guv, welcome decision on holding urban local body polls

SRINAGAR: Farooq Abdullah, MP, and former Chief Minister, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here on Thursday. Governor had discussions with Dr Abdullah about the forthcoming elections to Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies. Dr Abdullah welcomed Governor’s decision to conduct these long pending polls and said that his Party looked forward to the […]

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