x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   PDP leadership gives freehand to a rape accused to set Doda, Kishtwar districts on fire | Amid need for forestation, Govt school massacres trees in Sunderbani | Pol parties to hire election strategists for LA polls | Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh led delegation meets Governor | Jammu only place where elections are won by raising hollow slogans: Munish to people | Will distribute my salary among needy' | People repose faith in Munish Gupta | Governor reassigns departments to Advisors | Overflowing drains during monsoon become nightmare for residents of Nanak Nagar Sector No. 5-9 | Srinagar Ring Road in suspended animation | Attention PDD | Lack of civic amenities makes lives of Preet Nagar residents miserable | Kumar chairs meeting for implementation of Drug de-addiction policy | Chief Secretary sets a target of issuing 55% Golden Cards by 31st Aug, 2019 | Govt order transfer of KAS officers | Div Com directs Deptts for organising special camps for awareness on Govt schemes | 31 proposals of public importance cleared in 114th FAC meeting | 126 terrorists killed in J&K, 16 others arrested with Interpol's help till June 2019: HM | Advisor Sharma for sustained efforts to tap hydro-electric resources of State | BJP, Congress did nothing for redressal of civic issues of Nanak Nagar: Residents tell Munish Gupta | Rana seeks 70 pc class IV jobs for locals in J&K based Central departments | Chairman DLSA holds meeting regarding Plantation drive | Director I&C visits proposed Industrial sites in Udhampur | Plantation drive held at GHS Pouni | Police- X1 wins inaugural match | Urban Forestry Division conducts plantation drive at Paloura | GDC Udhampur felicitates NCC cadet | GCW Commerce inaugurated | Inter-school Meet of DYSS for Jammu from July 22 | Awareness programme organized | Health & Medical Education/Motor Vehicle Departments - ineffective | Revenge - A problem in the humanity | Police updates relief measures to police personnel | Students of 6th Semester stage protest demonstration | EJAC (R) appeals employees to participate in Kashmir Chalo | AOSTI highlights issues | BJP OBC Morcha holds meeting | ITIEUF organizes 5th state conference | Admission Fee to be received through Online Mode: Prof Dhar | DBPS demands delimitation of Assembly constituencies | DLSA celebrates international justice day | JKSAC discusses various issues of refugees | Garbage dumps, dilapidated lanes, drains irk Shastri Nagar residents | Organize grand ceremonies across valley: Div Com to DCs | Hearing in Rassana rape & murder case adjourned for July 18 | Pilgrims in record-breaking number perform Amarnath Yatra | JKNPP leader calls on Chief Engineer M&RE | DC Srinagar discusses issues hampering completion of sewerage project | DCCI Samba castigated poor implementation of CSS | Thousands suffer due to bad condition of Sakimadan-Kali road | Central govt should constitute three-tier panchayati raj system in state | Truck rams into ATM, 2 killed | Two arrested for raping 14-year-old in Kathua | ATM guard rescued | Poppy straw recovered, one arrested | ADDC reviews implementation of various schemes in Udhampur | 25kv Transformer gathers rust for 6 months | LeT militant killed in Sopore | Anganwadi workers, helpers hold protest; seek immediate roll back of SAC decision | Torrential rains create havoc in Kuntwara area, crops destroyed | JKNPP demands CBI probe to cover all gun licenses issued | Traffic rules violated with impunity: HC | Railway Station Udhampur road in bad shape, Authorities unmoved | BJP leader allegedly attacked | JNV Ghat Doda begins online registration for JNVST 2020 | Cows in Jammu get geo-tagged as civic body looks to tackle stray menace | SDM suspends 10 employee of PHE division in Bijbehara | 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