Jammu-Kashmir crisis: Mehbooba to chair PDP meet today, discuss govt formation

This will be the first formal meeting of the PDP after the death of its chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 31, 2016 1:20 pm
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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti will on Sunday chair a meeting of senior party leaders in Srinagar, where she will discuss government formation in Jammu & Kashmir. This will be the first formal meeting of the PDP after the death of its chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Party legislators, provincial presidents, district presidents and zonal presidents of Kashmir province are expected to attend the meeting at Mufti’s Fairview residence.

On Friday, the PDP toughened its position, saying the ally BJP should hand out concrete assurances for implementation of the coalition’s common agenda since it is in power at the Centre.

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PDP particularly flagged issues like relations with Pakistan, revocation of the controversial AFSPA and return of power projects to Jammu and Kashmir from the Centre which are part of the ‘Agenda of Alliance’.

“For us, the ‘Agenda of Alliance’ is the sacred document that we should be going by. But there have to be some assurances on it,” a senior PDP leader said.

“It does not serve any purpose if we cannot implement this document that was reached between two parties — one headed by the Prime Minister who has a massive mandate at national level and the other by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed as leader of the single largest party of the state,” the PDP leader added.

Referring to the relations with Pakistan which is a part of the Agenda of Alliance, he said while efforts are underway to improve the ties, it is not clear how this goal can be achieved without involving Jammu and Kashmir in the process.

“The dialogue with Pakistan is part of the Agenda of Alliance in whatever words it might be,” he said.

“Then there are other issues like revocation of AFSPA and return of power projects in the agenda. This all is for the benefit of the people of the state,” the PDP leader said.

With the BJP maintaining a studied silence on the issue, the hardening of stance by PDP indicates that the state could be heading for a longer period of Governor’s Rule which was imposed on January 8 following the demise of then Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Meanwhile, Governor N N Vohra has started assuming full powers of governance. Yesterday, he decided to set the ball rolling for holding elections to local bodies by discussing the matter with political parties.

With PTI inputs

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  1. J
    Jan 31, 2016 at 5:11 am
    1. D
      Jan 31, 2016 at 4:15 am
      Let them take their time. PDP does not have a mandate, they have just a couple of seats more than the BJP. JK needs a strong iron fist rule, more of AFSPA, resettlement of pandits, removable of article 370, lets the ani national m0slims revolt, that's their nature. BJP this a golden opportunity for natural cause.
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        Sajeev Kumar
        Jan 31, 2016 at 11:05 am
        This is a minority opinion because majority of the opinion is different hence BJP is in government or part of the government in majority of the States and in center. Non BJP parties and their sympathizer always accused and projected BJP as a non Secular and undemocratic since ages but people have realized those were mere tactics to get in to votes nothing else - the plight of the so called minorities is pathetic since independence and in non BJP governed states- not any more!!
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          Sajeev Kumar
          Jan 31, 2016 at 5:37 am
          BJP should be "Mukth" from "Mufthi" - As mentioned before, with this women things will be very difficult, the best option for BJP is to ally with National Conference who have much better secular, liberal and democratic credentials than PDP.
          1. A.s. Malhotra
            Jan 31, 2016 at 4:17 am
            Mufti Mehbooba of PDP is required to generate confidence and courage for making Government of JandK. She critically sensitize the motives and intentions of his party workers for the benefit and welfare of the Valley. She should not compromise with the�dissident and separatests minded leaders and party workes and joined with BJP to form government on common agenda programme and proved herself to be one the best Chief Ministers of JandK as a strong and long visionary woman. Further, she must go for launching programmes for generating more revenues for the State through tourism, corporate sectors and also employments for youth, health sector and care for elderly potion. In addition, she tries to help the Centre Government for making good relationship with stan and to curb terrorism. In addition, efforts be made to settle and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pundits in the Valley, who were compelled in leaving Valley due to militants.
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