NC, PDP taught a lesson, Satisfied with 4% voter turnout: Ram Madhav

Training guns at National Conference (NC) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for criticizing low voter turnout in recently held municipal polls, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday said many leaders from these parties were elected as Members of Parliament with fewer votes. “We are very happy and satisfied. Our candidates have won in the valley. Even 4 percent votes matters for us,” Madhav said while felicitating the winning candidates of party at a function here. He accused NC and PDP of threatening people and held them responsible for low…

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Rajnath appeals parties to participate in ULB, Panchayat polls, NC, PDP reject appeal

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday appealed political parties to participate in the forthcoming panchayat and urban local body polls in Jammu and Kashmir, in the wake of the NC and the PDP announcing a boycott of the elections. Singh’s appeal came after the two major regional parties — the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party — announced that they would not take part in the elections as the Centre has not cleared its stand on Article 35A of the Constitution. “I would like to appeal that all the…

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BJP shortlists candidates, NC, PDP term govt decision as ‘Mockery of Democracy’

While the Congress is still in a dilemma over its participation in the urban local bodies election, the BJP has shortlisted potential candidates for all 79 civic bodies of the state. The list of candidates is likely to be issued within a couple of days. Sources said the BJP state working committee met on Sunday and decided to hold a meeting of party MLAs and district presidents on Monday morning to finalise the candidates. “It was informed in the working committee meeting that the leadership has already scrutinised the panels…

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NC, Congress want ‘Autonomy’ for their families: Jitendra Singh

Union minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday alleged that the opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir are looking for excuses to not participate in the upcoming panchayat and urban local body (ULB) elections in the state. He was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of a seed processing plant here. One  “Opposition parties are looking for excuses to escape from the proposed local body elections in the state,” Singh said. Singh said these parties, particularly the NC and the Congress, want “autonomy” for their families but not for the panchayats.…

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NC, Cong, PDP, BJP and 3 Guv-rule spells couldn’t build a 2.5 km flyover

The governments of all four major political parties of the State – National Conference (NC) and Congress, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – and the three spells of Governor’s rule have together failed to build a 2.5 km Ram Bagh-Jehangir Chowk flyover. Despite the added emphasis of the subsequent State governments as well as New Delhi on development and good governance, even after five years of its inauguration, more than 60 percent of the work on the flyover is pending. The project started in…

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NC, Cong members stage walkout to protest power crisis in J&K

Several National Conference and Congress members on Monday staged a walkout from the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly over the government’s “unsatisfactory reply” on the issue of power crisis in the state and border shelling which has claimed 12 lives since Thursday. NC MLA Ali Mohammad Sagar was the first to leave the House and was followed by party legislators Altaf Kaloo and Javaid Rana and Congress members Vikar Rasool, Usman Majeed and GM Saroori. Opposition members staged the walkout as Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, who holds the power portfolio,…

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BJP, NC, Congress on same page over autonomy to Jammu Region

Say move to ensure equitable development in all three regions of the state As discrimination with the Jammu region was the main issue for the majority of the delegations which met with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his two-day stay at the winter capital of the state, a consensus is emerging among political parties about having regional autonomy to ensure equitable and balanced development in all three regions of J&K. Not only the ruling BJP, but even opposition parties like the Congress, Panthers Party and the Kashmir-centric National Conference…

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NC, Congress protest in J&K Assembly over Price Rise

Opposition National Conference and Congress legislators today protested in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly over the issue of price rise and staged a walkout. Opposition National Conference and Congress legislators today protested in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly over the issue of price rise and staged a walkout. As soon as the House met this morning, Congress MLAs raised the issue of rise in prices of essential commodities in the state and were joined by the NC legislators as they demanded a statement from the government. The MLAs…

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NC, Cong MLAs booed by PDP workers at official function

• Omar hits out at party legislator’s exclusion • Lawmakers question name of Sartaj Madni on invitation cards MLA Homeshalibugh, Abdul Majeed Bhat (Larmi) Thursday walked out of a function presided over by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti after getting heckled and shown vulgar gestures by some PDP workers. Bhat, a National Conference (NC) lawmaker, was accompanied by his party colleague and lawmaker from Pahalgam, Altaf Wani (Kuloo) and Congress MLA from Devsar segment of south Kashmir, Muhammad Amin Bhat. All three of them were official invitees at the flagging off…

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NC, PDP, Cong acting as New Delhi’s collaborators: Rasheed

Warns New Delhi of dire consequences over NEET, separate township issue AIP chief and MLA Langate Er Rasheed Wednesday said NC and Congress have no moral right to condemn or accuse PDP as all these three parties have acted as “collaborators” of New Delhi and were responsible for creation of “Kashmir dispute”. While addressing a public gathering at Qammar in Verinag, Er Rasheed asked people to get united “to get rid of these anti-Kashmiri forces”. “The lust of power among NC and PDP has reduced the regional parties to the…

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