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Srinagar, Nov 15: People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Article 370 restoration has authorized PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti to select seats of her choosing in the upcoming DDC Polls.
The decision was taken today at a meeting of the PAGD chaired by Farooq Abdullah at his residence.
The meeting was called by Abdullah after reported fissures in PAGD was carried by a section of media regarding the seat sharing agreement over the issuance of the first list of candidates.
The cracks in the PAGD alliance were blown up with the resignation of PDP patron Muzafar Hussain Beigh yesterday.
He had accused NC of taking lion’s share and accused PDP of maintaining silence over the issue.
A senior political leader, who was part of the meeting, said Mehbooba had initially skipped today’s meeting without giving any reason.
“When she was contacted to attend the meeting after everyone had arrived at Abdullah’s residence, she conveyed that she is with every decision taken in the meeting,” he said.
Later, Abdullah personally invited her for the meeting and was informed to select seats of her choosing for upcoming polls, he said.
The members reaffirmed of furthering the cause of PAGD beyond the polls and stressed on the unity at the critical juncture, sources said.
While referring to rumours regarding fissures in the alliance, Abdullah said, “There are not even rumours. Everything is fine.”
PDP General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said there are no issues between alliance partners.
“We had a meeting sometime back. Seat sharing on DDC is not important to us. We are fighting for a bigger cause. Our fight is to get status of pre-August 5 2019 back,” he said.
Without naming anyone, he also said those who leave parties on seat sharing basis are “selfish people”.(KNS)