PDP in deep trouble

PDP in deep trouble

Peoples Democratic Party led by Mehbooba Mufti has got yet another jolt as one more of its leaders Raja Aijaz Ali, former IGP Crime, has said goodbye to the party.
Ali is the fifth leader, who has said goodbye to the PDP during the past one month. Prior to him Imran Raza Ansari his uncle Abid Ansari, Haseeb Drabu, Yasir Reshi and Muhammad Abbas have tendered their resignations from the party. All of them had a common complaint that they were ignored by the party top brass and the PDP had become a fiefdom of the close family members of the party president and the former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.
Since the day PDP-BJP coalition has fallen in the state, Mehbooba has been trying her best to keep her flock together. She recently elevated the disgruntled senior leader of her party Muzaffar Hussain Beigh to the post of party patron. Beigh, one of the founder members of the PDP, had hinted at the possibility about saying goodbye to the party and joining the Third Front led by Sajad Gani Lone.
Mehbooba knows it very well that winning the forthcoming assembly elections won’t be a cake walk for her party as the south Kashmir, which was considered to be PDP’s bastion, has turned into a hotbed of militancy and contesting elections in a charged atmosphere is not going to be that easy.
The PDP leaders have themselves acknowledged that joining hands with the BJP was a big mistake and the decision has backfired. So PDP has to re-establish its credibility among the masses and has to assure them that the mistakes which party committed in the past won’t be repeated. Present political equation is against the PDP and one leader after another deserting the party has added to the woes of the PDP leadership.