PDP will be part of next govt in JK: Mehbooba in Shopian
Leads protest rally in Pulwama against suspension of LoC trade
Shopian: Former Chief Minister and Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) President, Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that her party “will be part of next Jammu and Kashmir government”.
Addressing the first workers’ convention in Shopian after 2016 agitation at Circuit House, Mehbooba claimed that PDP has “already took a lead against their opponents in first phase of polling for Anantnag parliamentary seat where attempts were being made so that lesser number of people cast their vote”.
She said that next government “will not be possible in JK” without the support of PDP.
“I desired much to visit Shopian in past but due to the resistive conditions in the district, workers were constantly advising to delay the visit,” she acknowledged.
PDP, she said was fighting elections “for the protection of special status of the state”.
While taking a jibe at the Congress for raising voice for safe guarding the Article 370 and 35 A, she said that it was Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad as Chief Minister of the state “who transferred hundreds of kanals of land to Amarnath shrine board”.
Earlier in the day in Pulwama, Mehbooba led a protest rally in the town against the suspension of cross LoC trade.
While carrying banners and posters in favour of revocation of the on JKLF, Jamat e islami and resuming of LoC trade, Mehbooba led scores of PDP workers from Town Hall Pulwama to the DC office.
Talking to media persons, Mehbooba demanded the resumption of LoC trade and revocation of banson JKLF, Jamaat-e-Islami and civilian movement on highway.
She also demanded “immediate release” of Yasin Malik and asked the governor administration to direct forces to stop “harassment of militant families and other civilians”.
Pertinently, polling in Pulwama and Shopian is scheduled on May 6.