Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti has said his party will contest the panchayat elections, adding that he “does not want to leave any room for the BJP without contesting.”
I’m talking Indian ExpressThe Mufti said: “As far as Mehbooba Mufti is concerned, I have made it clear many times that I will not be in politics of power for too long now.”
Pointing to the possibility of an opposition alliance, the Mufti said: “The PAGD has a bigger role to play, first and foremost, we must act as a deterrent against the BJP’s nefarious plans. No? I think, in the end, we will, but so far we haven’t discussed it. “
Former J&K chief minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah has already expressed his desire to fight the PAGD together.
The People’s Alliance is a political alliance between several regional political parties in Jammu and Kashmir, which has been campaigning for the restoration of special status in the region since Article 370 was repealed in August 2019.
The Mufti criticized the practice of restriction in the Valley, saying it was an attempt by the central government to oust the majority community.
“The demarcation commission is not something you can separate from what happened on August 5, 2019. It is part of a plan to oust the majority community. The Border Commission has laid the groundwork for a political, demographic change. Indian Express As said
The report of the Final Delimitation Commission cleared the decks for the first-ever assembly elections in the Union Territory after three of the five associate members and Kashmir-based parties rejected objections to the constituency’s reconstruction.
The commission has allotted six additional seats in the Jammu region and only one seat in Kashmir, though the latter has a population of over 1.5 million. Also, for the first time in J&K’s history, nine constituencies were reserved for Scheduled Tribes. The two recommended assembly seats for Kashmiri scholars and some seats for refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir were part of the commission’s recommendation as Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and Jammu and Kashmir State Election Commissioner KK Sharma, headed by Justice (retd) Ranjana Prakash Desai.