Ahead of polls, political maneuvering gaining momentum in Kashmir



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Srinagar: With political maneuvering getting momentum ahead of Lok Sabha and crucial Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, political parties are in a race to outsmart each other by poaching the leaders of rival parties.

In the recent past, the new faces as well as the prominent politicians entered in different political parties, which the leaders said is aimed to strengthen the party at grass-roots levels.

National Conference (NC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peoples Conference (PC) got new entrants in the party fold that include Imran Raza Ansari, Abid Raza Ansari, Syed Basharat Bukhari, Peer Muhammad Hussain, Raja Aijaz Ali, Abbas Wani, Suhail Bukhari and others joined the different mainstream political parties ahead of the polls. 

The political parties said that the joining of new persons in the party are aimed to strengthen the respective parties at grass-roots level and also people are getting better choices on ground.

National Conference (NC) General Secretary, Ali Muhammad Sagar said that the new entrants are joining the party after the recommendations of people with an aim to strengthen the party at grass-roots level.

He added that there is dearth of potential of candidates ahead of elections at some places, which are being filled to strengthen the party. “It is not possible that all the new entrants will get the mandate but the new entrants are helping the party to strengthen it at grass-roots level,” he added.

Sagar said that whatever the party is doing is being done only after the recommendations of the people. “From past some days, new faces are joining the party after the high command takes a final call over their joining,” he added.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief spokesman, Rafi Ahmad Mir told said that it is good development that new faces are joining the politics as at the end of the day, people are getting more choices to elect their members in the elections.

“The new entrants bring a hope of good choice among the people. At a time when there is a need of senior politicians, there is need of new faces as well so that people can get better choices,” he said, adding that the joining of leaders in the party increase the credibility of the party also. (KNS) 

 


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