x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Adityanath confident that Indian govt will act against Pak-sponsored terrorists | Kolkata girl gets rape threats for Facebook post on Kashmir | Indian envoys to Pakistan, United States meet Rajnath Singh | 10-yr-old girl writes to PM Narendra Modi demanding revenge for Pulwama terror attack; letter goes viral | Lockheed Martin unveils new combat jet F-21 for India | 2500 Kashmiri youth brave snow, rain to participate in Indian Army's recruitment drive | Earthquake hits UP, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR and Kashmir | Landslides halt traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway | Exams of Class 8, 9 postponed in Jammu | Curfew temporarily relaxed in Jammu | Hurriyat leader under NIA scanner continues to enjoy security | Pak PM Khan pretends to be blind, can't see Azhar enjoys all privileges in his country | Abdullahs and Muftis-style hurting Kashmiris outside Kashmir | Started 7 years back, 200 bedded maternity hospital still in oblivion | Examination postponed, internet services remain suspended | Annoyed over ignoring youth, Congress leader likely to join BJP | Aggrieved CRPF ready to help Kashmiris | Anyone who picks up gun in Kashmir will get killed: GOC Dhillon | Promote peace, eschew tendencies of hate: Dr Farooq | SRS seeks action against anti-national elements | JKNPP appeal masses to maintain peace | VKS appeals people to maintain communal harmony | Rajnath Singh reviews J&K situation; NSA, Home Secretary attend the meeting | JKTF discusses filling of vacant Chairman' post | Ek Sath Rang Mandal presents 339th Monday Theatre | SBI announces humble initiatives for martyred CRPF soldiers in Pulwama | Guru Ravi Dass Jayanti celebrated | Kashmiri student rusticated from SGT for Pulwama comments | Youth arrested charged with sedition for 'anti-national' activities on social media | Robbers stumble after looting Rs 40 lakh from ATM, people flee with money scrambled on road | France to move proposal at UN to ban JeM chief Masood Azhar | Work on hi-tech border surveillance project in progress: BSF | Cabinet clears promulgating fresh ordinance for companies law amendments | DoT asks telcos to crack down on subscriber sending offensive messages | Fresh snowfall in Himachal's Shimla, Kufri, Dalhousie | Civil court should examine if wearing turban is essential for Sikhs: SC | Centre review against SC/ST verdict to be heard afresh, says SC | Govt relaxes norms for startups, raises investment limit for availing angel tax concession | Martyr's wife delivers baby girl soon after his last rites in Rajasthan | Centre hikes Dearness Allowance by 3% for employees, pensioners | Isolation of separatists begins with Fidayeen attack at Lethpora | Retribution to Pulwama attack and the Kashmiri sentiment | Why should Indian Tax Payers bear expenses for the security of Pak apologists in Jammu & Kashmir? | Govt reshuffles bureaucracy; DCs, other top officers transferred | Sheep Husbandry Deptt violates law, allows import of dead animals into Kashmir | Village housing 7.5 MW HP Project reels under darkness | Hundreds of stranded passengers evacuated from Khatika Talab area | Traffic PIL: HC orders appearance of Div Com, four other officers if orders not complied | Vehicle-borne IED separates Pulwama attack from earlier fidayeen strikes' | MLC booked for defying DC's order, impersonation | To 'sustain their families and serve the nation,' several Kashmiri youth participate in Army Recruitment drive | Vested political interests engineering communal divide: Harsh | Ramban people allege HCC of damaging environment | JPPF seeks release of detained Jammu youth | Tributes paid to martyrs | Need to act beyond the candle marches: AAP | Pak army increases deployment across LoC | Div Com issues fresh avalanche warning | NC and PDP need not to interfere in Jammu province: MPEJ | Pakistan violates ceasefire | Young Panthers seek release of detained youth | Fight in J&K is between nationalists and anti-nationals: Slathia | JKBSGs organizes Shardhanjali programme | Students pay tributes to all martyrs | 41st Sub-Junior National Volleyball Championship | Back Issues  
 
news details
Political progress more important than mere polls: Mehbooba
PDP may not contest elections
11/15/2018 10:36:38 PM
Early Times Report
jammu, Nov 15: The PDP seems to have given out a notion in the public domain that the party is not ready to contest the upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, stating that state's political solution is more important than contesting polls.
A detailed statement that was issued by the PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday carried a deep message inside and that was about party's stand on coming elections.
The PDP chief has said that while it was legitimate for the political parties like PDP to seek peoples' trust and their representation but it is not just for seeking power. She said that the ultimate aim in Jammu and Kashmir has to be the permanent resolution of our problems which have cost the state very dearly for the last seven decades.
She said that mere change of governments or any attempt at disrupting the established political order will only push the state and the country into a deeper mess.
It seems that the party is trying to send the feelers about its stand on polls and that it wants to keep the people and the rival political groups guessing over what decision it will take when it comes to contesting the polls.
If the party remains out of the fray during the elections, it is going to be a major development in the state which already is reeling under eta political crises and is witnessing its worst ever political logjam.
The statement on Wednesday that has come from none other than the former chief minister and PDP president herself is an indication that something serous s going to happen with the party and that she will reveal her cards at an appropriate time.
Most of Mehbooba's colleagues were also surprised over such revealing para in the detailed statement. "The handout had a different headline and it was about the state's special status and then it talked about the importance of talks in the state. It was one para that raised the eye brows and has set the alarm bells ringing. That para talks about polls and belittling their importance saying that the party is going to take a stand on it very soon," says a party functionary wishing not to be named.
Pertinently, there are already reports making rounds that the the Government of India would plan to have parliament and assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir together with Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies elections acting as a drill for the greater action. The possibilities of such a novel measure are being substantiated by the fact that parliament polls are just six months away, slated to be held in April next year. It is unlikely that if the government wants to hold the assembly elections soon, it would risk going for two elections at two different times that too in a same year.
It is to be seen what remains in PDP's kitty and whether the party would jump into the fray or watch the scenes from the shor
  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