PDP, Congress, NC ganged up on Pakistan direction to keep BJP at bay: Kavinder Gupta

Former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta said on Wednesday that the Peoples Democratic Party, Congress and the National Conference were joining hands to form a government in the state at Pakistan’s behest. He made the comments before the dissolution of the Assembly by Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday evening. “The three parties are ganging up to form a government in the state at Pakistan’s directions to keep the BJP away from power,” he said in a press conference. Gupta, who served as the Legislative Assembly Speaker and later as…

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PDP, Congress and NC appear to be joining hands to form a coalition govt?

In a potentially far-reaching realignment of political forces in Jammu and Kashmir, the PDP, Congress and the National Conference appear to be joining hands to form a coalition government, sources in the three parties indicated Tuesday. The state is currently under Governor’s rule which cannot be extended after it completed its six-month period on December 19. It is proposed to impose President’s rule thereafter but the 87-member assembly is not being dissolved, according to Governor Satyapal Mallik. The government headed by the Peoples Democratic Party’s Mehbooba Mufti fell when its…

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PDP, NC activists intimidating BJP candidates: Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav, BJP national general secretary, on Friday said like separatists and terror groups, activists of the PDP and the National Conference (NC) were also intimidating candidates filing nominations for the civic bodies elections in the Valley. “We have received information from different parts of Kashmir that PDP and NC workers have threatened BJP activists who filed nominations for the civic bodies elections,” Madhav, who was in Srinagar on Thursday, told mediapersons here. “We have already lodged complaints with the police in this regard and investigation has been initiated,” he…

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Despite poll boycott, PDP, NC field proxy candidates

The duplicity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC) has been exposed as both the parties have fielded proxy candidates from a majority of the 247 wards of 15 urban local bodies going to the polls in the first phase across the Jammu region. This has happened despite the PDP and NC announcing a boycott of civic bodies elections in the state over Article 35A of the Constitution. While second-rung leaders of the two parties are contesting elections as Independents in most wards, some top leaders have…

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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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PDP, Congress disown slain political worker in Kashmir; Omar Abdullah tweets ‘let’s just call him a NC worker’

A former Congress and PDP leader Ghulam Nabi Patel died few minutes on way to the hospital in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district soon after suspected militants suddenly appeared in front of his Scorpio vehicle and fired multiple shots, two of them hitting his face on Wednesday. His son and two security personnel were also injured in the attack. But ironically enough Patel, 67, a resident of Dangerpora Shadimarg on Pulwama-Shopian border in south Kashmir, who worked for different mainstream political parties in the Valley and was ostracised for the same…

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PDP, BJP partners in crime, Kashmiris may have to pay with blood: Tassaduq Mufti

Although Mufti is not the party’s official spokesman, his views carry weight because besides being a minister in the PDP-BJP government, he is also son of the late PDP patron and former CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and brother of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. In perhaps the strongest indictment by the Peoples Democratic Party of its alliance with the BJP since it came to power in 2015, J&K Tourism Minister Tassaduq Mufti has said that the two parties have “ended up being partners in a crime (for which) an entire generation…

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PDP, BJP workers clashed in Rajouri; scores injured

Five people were injured today in a clash between the PDP and BJP workers during an agitation in Rajouri for a separate Nowshera district in J&K. The BJP and PDP are allies in the Mebooba Mufti government. “Five people were reportedly injured in an assault by some people in Nowshera belt (Rajouri district),” a senior police officer said. Sarpanches Bhadur Singh and Sukhdev Singh, Chhotu Ram Choudhary, Narinder Kumar, alias Mangu, and Om Parkash were injured, he said, adding that they were referred to the Government Medical College and Hospital…

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PDP, BJP engage in war of words over Rohingya settlement

The war of words over the settlement of Rohingya in Jammu has intensified between the BJP and the PDP as the saffron party today hit back at its coalition partner for ‘supporting’ the illegal settlement of foreigners in sensitive locations on the outskirts of Jammu city. While the face-off between the coalition partners has already started on the issue, the Panthers Party today shifted the blame on the Congress and the BJP for settling Rohingya in Jammu for politics. The campaign against the settlement of Rohingya gained momentum after the…

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PDP, NC MLA’s urge police to refrain from attacking militant families

The PDP and NC MLAs have urged on the Police to desist from attacking the families of the militants stating that this was risking the lives of the workers in the militancy infested areas of South Kashmir. A number of PDP workers that Kashmir Post spoke to said that they were apprehensive about the lives of their families MLA Tral, Mushtaq Ahmed Shah, said the security forces should “stop harassing the families of militants. “It has only landed poor workers in trouble. When you ransack their houses, they (militants) will…

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