PC emerging as alternative in J&K

PC emerging as alternative in J&K
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Peoples Conference led by Sajad Gani Lone seems to be getting stronger with each passing day as more and more people are joining his party.
On Saturday Irfan Pandithpuri, son of former MLA Mohammad Sultan Panditpuri joined the Peoples Conference, while Abid Ansari, uncle of the former minister Imran Ansari, said goodbye to PDP and he is also likely to join the Peoples Conference.
Since the day Governor Satya Pal Malik has dissolved the Legislative Assembly, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has not held a meeting of her former party legislators as she is unsure about how many people are with her and how many have deserted the PDP.
Recently Mehbooba Mufti met the disgruntled PDP leader and Member Parliament Muzaffar Hussain Beigh and reportedly tried to pacify him. Just a day before the Assembly was dissolved Beigh had addressed a news conference and had hinted at the possibility about him quitting the PDP and joining the Peoples Conference. He was in all praise for Sajad and recollected that he was one of the founder members of the PC.
Third Front led by Sajad Lone is getting stronger with each passing day and if he manages to win 10 to 12 seats in the forthcoming assembly elections he can turn the tables on the National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party. It is evident that Abdullahs and Mehbooba Mufti are aware about the fact that Lone has already announced his arrival on the political arena of the Valley and he is emerging as a strong contender for the top post in J&K. Both NC and PDP have realized that if they want to keep Sajad and BJP away from the power in the state they would have to join hands and make a collective effort to stay relevant in J&K.