x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Jammu: Security Arrangement Beefed Up Ahead Of BDC Elections | Union cabinet decides to regularize unauthorised colonies in Delhi: Sources | Position of Governor weak, can’t speak his heart out: Satya Pal Malik | Search for suspected terrorists continues in Rajouri | Zakir Musa's successor and Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind commander Hamid Lelhari killed in Awantipora encounter | Pakistan's K2 plan decoded; ISI teams up with pro-Khalistan outfits to create unrest in India | Now Kashmir netas dream of becoming Lt Governor | Second rung Kashmir Centric leaders project themselves as future rulers | Even after expiry of final deadline, project yet to be made functional | Transport Department shield its tainted Clerk booked by ACB | Who is Dr Farooq's jailor? | Rasana case: Court directs SSP Jammu to register FIR against SIT members for torturing innocent youth | Says if Congress jailed Sheikh Abdullah for 11 years, why heads are frowning now | 15 months on, digitalisation of JKEPFO records still in limbo | Govt employees of J&K, Ladakh to get salaries as per 7th pay commission | Satya Pal Malik tipped to first Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir | Separatists, mainstream leaders used influence to get ordinary Kashmiri children killed: Malik | Only migrants, not non-Kashmiri migrants entitled for any selection under PM Package for return, rehab: J&K HC | Kumar flags off four 108 critical care ambulances for Ladakh | Govt to screen films in each district: Div Com | Khan Stresses for intervention of modern technology in agro sector to double crop productivity | ABBNSS deputation calls on SDM | Business school students visit RBI office | DIC organizes multilingual Mushaira, cultural bonanza | JKSAC observes martyr's day | Body of missing boy found from Nai Basti | Career counselling session organised at Model Academy | Save Water campaign begins JNV Chandigarh | SMVDU witnesses its 6th Alumni Meet | BJP will win all Blocks in BDC elections: Sat Sharma | Udhampur admin braces up to launch project Jeevika for water conservation | Prof Dhar declares open Jammu University Sports Fest-2019 | Unkown body of elderly man found | FOB Kathua organizes 'Plastic Mukt Bharat' | Rich Harvest students visit Botanical gardens | Book on political, historical events from 1947-2019 in J&K released | JMC organizes awareness programme on SWM | ABVP announces Central University Jammu unit | Tiny Scholars School organizes debate competition | DPS students visit herbal garden | The frustrated Pakistan deep state is reacting to its failure in an obtuse and graceless manner | The Dignity To Scavengers | GCW Gandhi Nagar,MAM College emerges champion | GCW Bhagwati Nagar organizes seminar | GDC RS Pura organizes friendly volleyball match | Terror camps destroyed in Tangdhar and Keran sectors by Indian troops | Robroo's Heer Ranjha emerges strongest musical production on folklore of love, tragedy | DSSP stand for CBI in Rasaana case Vindicated, seeks FIR against Mehbooba: Dr. Shishu | YCET organizes guest lecture on "GIS and Motivation & Career Planning" | KVK organizes awareness programme on fertilizer use | TSO Kalakote accused of demanding commission from dealers | As situation improves non-local labourers return to Kashmir valley | Apple growers not succumbing to militant threats | JCO martyred , two civilians injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire on LoC | 3 Jaish Terrorists killed during encounter | Pak requested India to maintain peace on LoC for diplomat visit but itself violated ceasefire: Indian Army sources | Construct bunkers in Schools LOC | After BOSE, universities also announce exam schedule | Cops offer Rs 15 lakh cash prize on credible info on two Hizbul militants | Alleged tempering in check-sheet by PSC: High Court directs Crime Branch to investigate | Two new police stations to deal with cyber crimes | Advisor Sharma for undertaking comprehensive measures to augment housing facilities | Advisor Skandan directs DCs to strictly follow deadlines for completion of digitization process | F&DA challans several food business establishments | Stop discrimination against Jammu: Bhardwaj | Magistrates, police sensitised about assigned duties | JKNPP alleges BJP of using money, muscle power to influence BDC elections | Army defuses live mortar shells in Poonch | Power shut down | New, skill based courses need of hour: Advisor Ganai | DDC reviews development works | J&K Reorganisation Act: Madras HC reserves order on plea’s maintainability | SWD failure to release Merit cum Means scholarship irks students | Senior Citizens Club constitutes units | DDC reviews development works under RDD | DDC reviews progress on Devika development project | Japanese ambassador meets Jitendra Singh | Railway suffers Rs 234 cr loss due to suspension of train service | 'We are not prepared for exams,' say Kashmir students | DKD will celebrate foundation day on Oct 27 at Udhampur: Mankotia | Real face of BJP stand exposed in implementation of Panchayati Raj system: AAP | R-Day in M A Stadium, authorities asked to complete work by Nov | BBIA resents proposed power tariff hike by PDD | Food establishments inspected, offenders booked in Samba | Salaries of teachers posted in GMS Bhatan withheld | Back Issues  
 
news details
NC, PDP left speechless; national parties strengthen foothold in Valley
10/20/2018 10:35:21 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Oct 20: Kashmir centric parties National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party have been left speechless as the results of the Urban Local Bodies polls have paved the way for national parties to strengthen their foothold in the strife torn Valley.
The NC and PDP while announcing their decision to boycott the ULB polls had claimed that situation is not conducive for holding any elections in the state. But they have been proven wrong.
Despite PDP and NC staying away from elections the Government of India went ahead with the exercise and ensured that ULB polls are held. "Results have thrown no surprises. These were on expected lines. BJP, Congress, Peoples Conference and independents are all set to control the Urban Local Bodies in Kashmir. PDP and NC have been ejected out of the system. ULBs are grass root level institutions. If the newly elected counselors concentrate on reaching out to the people it would help in filling the void which has been created due to elected MLAs not reaching out to their own people," said an analyst.
He said, "Emergence of the national parties in the political arena of the Valley could prove fruitful for the country. These parties can keep the Kashmir centric parties at bay. It's unfortunate that Kashmir centric parties despite enjoying all the benefits and privileges in one way or other have been patronizing the separatists and anti-national elements."
The analyst said the new breed of politicians, which is appearing on the political arena of the Valley are clear with their thoughts. "The new politicians know it very well that if they want Kashmir to remain peaceful and prosper then they have to sail in only one boat and have to remain loyal to their own country. They cannot act like traditional politicians, who used to speak in one language in New Delhi and another in Kashmir," he added.
A Kashmir watcher said that NC and PDP are regretting their decision to boycott the polls. "These parties know it very well that this is a beginning and if they continue to avoid the democratic process both the parties would become irrelevant. There are reports that many PDP and NC workers have already said goodbye to both these parties and have moved towards greener pastures," he added.
The Kashmir watcher said that both the parties may not openly contest the forthcoming panchayat polls but there is every possibility about both these parties asking their people to join the fray as the panchayat polls are held on non-partisan basis. "If they don't contest the panchayat polls it would further lead to both these parties losing their base in the Valley," he added.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU