Srinagar, Jan 10: Differences between the leaders of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) coming out in open are likely to open the Pandora’s Box.
Peoples Conference General Secretary of Imran Raza Ansari has written a strong worded letter to his party chief Sajad Gani Lone about National Conference fielding proxy candidates in the recently held District Development Council elections.
The letter has “revealed many secrets.”
An observer while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “Since the day results of DDC elections have been declared, the PAGD leadership has not even met once to discuss the strategy to form the DDC boards. The most vocal PAGD leader Mehbooba Mufti has turned silent. NC leaders are trying to project the victory of the PAGD candidates as the win of their party rather than of the conglomerate thatwas formed to fight for a bigger cause.”
It’s in place to mention here that soon after the DDC election results were declared and PAGD bagged 110 seats, the leaders of the conglomerate minus Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti had addressed a news conference in Srinagar stating that the conglomerate is there to stay.
An analyst said, “It appears that the differences that have cropped up within the PAGD may not allow the conglomerate to function in a way it wanted to. If the leaders want the amalgam to remain united, then they will have to sort out their differences. If they fail to do so more cracks could develop in the amalgam in coming days.”
Referring to the letter written by Imran Ansari, the analyst said, “It’s clear that Ansari has asked his party chief Sajad Gani Lone to snap ties with the PAGD and National Conference.”
He said, “If we look into the structure of the PAGD, its survival depends upon National Conference, PDP and Peoples Conference. Other parties are too small. If one of these three parties decides to say goodbye to the amalgam, it could lead to the conglomerate falling apart.”
A politician said, “Since the day results of the DDC polls have been declared Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah have been maintaining distance from Mehbooba Mufti. They have not met her since then. Formation of PAGD was a very good initiative and if it remains intact there is every possibility about all these parties giving a tough competition to national parties in future.”
He said, “The PAGD leaders should sit back and introspect rather than launching frontal attacks at each other. If the differences keep on cropping up, then nothing can be said about the future of this amalgam.”
The politician said, “The PAGD leaders should stop talking about what happened in the DDC polls as it’s a past now. They need to focus on present and what future holds for them rather than beating around the bush.”