Srinagar, Dec: 28: Peoples Democratic party (PDP), has lost its soul to image- driven politics and manifestly it has lost its ability to attract its own members as the membership have reduced to quarter or less of what they had few months ago.
One of the regional party PDP, was headed and founded by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Mehbooba Mufti his daughter succeeded him as a party leader and as a Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir following his death in January 2016.
Pertinently, Jammu and Kashmir’s ruling coalition collapsed on 19 June as the BJP yanked support from Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s Party, while Ms Mufti, handed in her resignation to Governor NN Vohra shortly after the BJP’s announcement.
The party is facing an uphill as several senior members have resigned with switching over to another rival parties, leaving the great challenges for party to plug the leaks in the PDP boat.Five senior leaders of the PDP-Basharat Bukhari, Peer Muhammad Hussain, Imran Raza Ansari, Abid Ansari and Haseeb drabu have quit so far.
While talking to Kashmir News Bureau, ex PDP member Raja Ajaz said,” Every political party needs a great leader for its effective leadership, and can lead its party even under few members”.
“Mufti Muhammad Sayed was having ideal missions that eluded with him and the party started taking decisions based on its special members due to which, the party is loosing its faith not only among people but within its own members” he further added.
When asked about the third front Peoples Confrence (PC) and thier alliance, Raja said,” they had a clean image, no begage and strong as well as dedicated and commited leadership, and a large mass of people show their support to them all over valley especially in Kupwara and Handwara, while the party will not alliance in upcoming election neithr with Regional party nor with National Confrence.”
“It is obvious that party will get effected by loosing its members or workers,” said Rafi Ahmad Mir,Spokesperson, JKPDP.
“we are making stratigies for the upcoming elections may be we will introduce new faces,” he added.
Talking about resignations of members and upcoming elections,ex Minister Abdul Majeed Padar said,”the rebel leaders are not the senior leaders, resignation of leaders is the part of politics, party is not dependent on members while members depend on party.”
“Resignations will not effect party in upcoming elections in any way, we
have selected members more prominent than previous one. Our party is strong and we are trying to make it more strong while in upcoming elections, our party will contest on our own,” he said.(KNB)