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PAGD was formed solely to safeguard the interests of J&K residents: Mehbooba | India News

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SRINAGAR: PDP Chairman Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday that the People’s Alliance for the Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) was formed solely to safeguard the identity of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and that the alliance parties have one more cause. important to fight for than disputes over the DDC elections.
Mehbooba’s comments came as the alliance partners are currently participating in consultations on the allocation of seats for the District Development Council (DDC) surveys. The alliance has announced the list of shared seats for the first phase of the polls. The National Conference (NC) will compete in 21 of the 27 seats, while the PDP will fight four and the Conference of the People of Jammu and Kashmir (JKPC) two seats, respectively.
The former prime minister of Jammu and Kashmir said that assuming that the PAGD, an alliance of various political parties seeking to restore the old state’s special status, was created for negligible electoral gains or to promote party interests is a mistake.
“PAGD was formed solely to safeguard the identity of the people at J&K who have been under constant attack since August 2019. To assume that it was created for negligible electoral gains or to promote party interests is wrong. We have a more important cause to fight for than fighting for the DDC elections, ”Mehbooba said on Twitter.
Mehbooba is the vice president of the alliance, which is led by North Carolina President Farooq Abdullah.
Reacting to Mehbooba’s tweet, JKPC Chairman Sajad Lone, whose party is also part of the alliance, said: “I agree with every word and would add that the reality as it exists is that political skill and magnanimity follow being a missing feature in our policy. . And the absence is felt more than at any other time ”.

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