New parties, leaders in Kashmir

New parties, leaders in Kashmir
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National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah and party vice-president Omar Abdullah during the past few days have launched scathing attacks on New Delhi for “creating new parties and leaders” in Kashmir only and not in Jammu and Ladakh regions.
National Conference is aware about the fact that the new parties which have appeared on the scene in the Valley could prove detrimental for them if the voter turnout is low. Kashmir’s grand old party is aware of the fact that the forthcoming parliamentary polls are important for the NC as the party failed to win even a single seat in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. If NC candidates don’t perform this time around it would mean that NC is in big trouble.
Surprisingly, Peoples Democratic Party has maintained silence over the issue of new leaders and parties coming to fore in the Valley. The party seems to be concentrating on regaining its lost ground and seems least bothered about the new people joining the politics. It looks like that PDP has left this issue for NC.
A notion is being created that the days of traditional parties are over and voters should give new faces a chance to end the perceived hegemony of the politicians, who have been ruling the state during all these years.National Conference is trying to encash upon the anti-incumbency factor. Party leaders know it very well that the new faces too are counting upon the anti-incumbency wave and want to turn the tables on the traditional parties by highlighting their alleged failures.
New parties and politicians have already appeared and this cannot be changed. National Conference and other traditional parties have no other option but to count up their old voters and grass root workers.