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Mehbooba Mufti’s first visit to Jammu after DDC surveys, to plan PDP strategy | India News


NEW DELHI: More than a month after the results of the first District Development Council (DDC) elections were announced, the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mehbooba Mufti, arrived in Jammu on Wednesday to meet with senior party leaders and chart a future strategy. He will spend about a week in Jammu.
The DDC elections in Jammu and Kashmir were held in November and December and the vote counting took place on December 23. The results encouraged both the main contenders, the BJP and the seven-party People’s Alliance for the Gupkar Declaration (PAGD or Gupkar Alliance) led by the head of the National Conference (NC), Farooq Abdullah.
The Gupkar Alliance won 110 out of 280 seats, while the BJP became the largest party by winning 75 seats. PAGD won the maximum number of seats in the alliance before the elections.
The BJP got the maximum number of votes; in fact, more than the PAGD and Congress combined. Among the PAGD constituents, NC won the maximum number of seats.
Out of 280 seats, 140 each in the Kashmir Valley and Jammu region, the BJP emerged as the largest party by winning 75 seats. While the National Conference (NC) led by Farooq Abdullah won 67 seats, the PDP won 27 and Congress 26.
In the context of these results, Mehbooba Mufti’s first visit to Jammu matters.
“Mehbooba Mufti has arrived in Jammu. He will hold threadbare discussions with district units over the next week with a focus on party affairs and future strategy,” PDP spokesman Firdous Ahmad Tak told agencies.
During his visit, Mehbooba will visit the border districts of Poonch and Rajouri, and the Chenab Valley region to interact with party leaders and workers, he said.
He will also visit the bereaved family of former Minister Sardar Rafiq Khan in Poonch to express his condolences, the PDP spokesman said.
The 85-year-old leader breathed his last on January 20.

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