Kupwara: Former minister Abdul Haq Khan and ex-member parliament Fayaz Ahmad Mir were conspicuous by their absence from the public meeting addressed by former Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Haq, who was minister in PDP- BJP government and Mir, who was member Rajya Sabha, skipped the first public meeting addressed by Mehbooba Mufti in Kupwara after abrogation of Article 370 and reorganization of J&K into two Union Territories.
A senior PDP leader in the district told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said they were told by the high command not to invite them as they will be intimated from the party headquarters.”
“We don’t know the reasons for their absence,” he said, adding that there are rumors that both have been looking to find an alternative political party for further journey.
The absence of both the leaders has raised eyebrows over the party functioning in the politically -significant Kupwara district which records healthy voter turnout during the polls—(KNO)