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Muzaffar Beigh may say goodbye to PDP
Likely to join Sajad Lone's PC
5/21/2019 11:23:48 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, May 21: Chances are high that PDP president Mehbooba Mufti may remove party patron Muzaffar Hussain Beigh or he may himself leave the party, as wedge between him and the PDP is only getting wider with each passing day.
During the recent vital meeting of the PDP leaders in Mehbooba's residence in Srinagar, Beigh as the party patron was also invited on the occasion. However, as per the reports, he preferred not to speak on the occasion. Citing ill health, Beigh told other leaders that he is not able to speak and therefore should be excused.
"We were surprised that why he preferred not to speak at this crucial juncture. All were expecting him to speak and tell the party what should be done and where and what should be the areas of focus for the party to emerge victorious. However, to everybody's surprise, he didn't speak," says a party member who was present on the occasion.
However, what caught every body's attention was the speech of party president Mehbooba Mufti who fired salvos indirectly at Beigh, accusing him of not supporting party's candidate in Baramulla LS seat during the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls.
Mehbooba without naming Beigh said that party's candidate Qayoom Wani was left alone during the campaign trail and was on his own. Meanwhile, as per sources, every body had to nod in agreement to what Mehbooba said while Beigh consistency remained silent and was patiently listening to party President's speech.
Meanwhile, as per the reports, coming week or so would be crucial for Beigh as there are chances that he may leave the party and most probably join Peoples Conference headed by Sajad Gani Lone.
Earlier, this year, there were speculations earlier rife that Beigh who has been one of the founding members of the PDP will join PC and announce its departure from PDP in which he spent around 19 years since 1999.
Beigh last year in December last year had said that he was sidelined even when PDP and BJP stitched a common ground after the 2014 polls threw a fragmented mandate in the state.
After around three months of deliberations, PDP formed alliance with the BJP and signed agenda of alliance that both the parties termed as a 'guiding principle' of running a coalition government in the state. "I was completely sidelined. On December 28, 2014, Mufti sahib in the presence of Mehbooba Ji had told me to get a document prepared for my preliminary negotiations with BJP. On January 1, 2015, I was told by Mehbooba Ji that I should stay back and some other person had been chosen to speak to BJP. I don't know why they did so, but yes, I was sidelined, therefore I don't have any knowledge about the terms and conditions of the engagement with BJP," Beigh was quoted as having said in an interview.
Castigating the party's approach over burying its self rule document for Kashmir issue resolution, Beigh had said that the document would now look obsolete. "PDP's self rule now looked like an obsolete document as the idea was never going to be possible unless Hurriyat and Pakistan accepted it," Beigh said.
Beigh also slammed the PDP's ministers for leaving the party president- Mehboba Mufti alone during her tough time. He stated that soon after she took over the reins of power in the state, she was engulfed by the 2016 agitation and that none of her party ministers provided her any sort of emotional and moral support.
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