Mehbooba makes one more attempt

Mehbooba makes one more attempt
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Finally president of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has acted against her family members, whom the PDP rebels had accused of destroying the party.
Mehbooba has nominated Abdul Rehman Veeri as the Vice President of the Party, sacking her own uncle, Sartaj Madni who was holding the post till last month.
She has even dumped her brother Tasduq Mufti, Peerzada Mansoor and her close aide Naeem Akther.
The move seems aimed at wooing the rebels who have raised the banner of revolt against the party leadership and have been claiming that they have got enough numbers to form the new dispensation in the state.
Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party pulled out from the PDP led government in Jammu and Kashmir PDP rebels led by the former minister Imran Raza Ansari alleged that PDP has turned into “Family Democratic Party” and family members are calling the shots.
They announced their resignations from the party and made it clear that the PDP splinter group would join hands with the BJP again to rule the state.
Just a few days ago, Mehbooba Mufti led a group of PDP MLAs to New Delhi to attend the last rites of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Only 15 MLAs accompanied her, while others stayed away. Mehbooba wanted to show her strength in Delhi but the move backfired as it became clear that PDP has split into two.
Mehbooba has sacked her family members to woo the PDP leaders who had opposed the family raaj but it seems that Mehbooba is crying over the split milk as the PDP is on crossroads and third front has already emerged in the Valley.