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PDP, NC important constituents of INDIA bloc: Omar
4/2/2024 10:26:45 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Apr 2: A day after announcing the candidate for the Anantnag-Rajouri Lok Sabha seat, the National Conference on Tuesday is optimistic that the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) would not field its nominee on this prestigious segment to ensure unity among opposition parties.
Quoting the statement of PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti during the opposition’s rally at Ram Leela Maidan in Delhi, former Chief Minister and Vice-President of the NC Omar Abdullah hoped that there would be no division of anti-BJP votes in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
“PDP and the NC are important constituents of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc so both the parties would unitedly fight the elections to ensure the defeat of BJP”, Omar said.
During the opposition’s rally in Delhi on Sunday, Mehbooba Mufti assured National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah in the presence of INDIA bloc leaders that her party was committed to ensuring the defeat of the BJP in J&K.
“When neither PDP nor NC is trying to break the alliance then why media is desperate to create division among opposition parties?”, Omar asked and advised the media to expose those parties having an undeclared alliance with the BJP.
As reported earlier, PDP leadership is annoyed over NC’s decision to announce a candidate for the Anantnag seat
The decision of the National Conference to announce the name of Gujjar leader Mian Altaf on the Anantnag-Rajouri Lok Sabha has further widened differences between the two parties.
By first declaring a candidate for this seat, the NC has given the PDP ammunition to critique the National Conference and disrupt opposition unity.
Earlier reports indicated the PDP’s anticipation for the National Conference to independently declare candidates for three Lok Sabha seats in the Kashmir Valley.
Now, following the National Conference’s announcement of its candidates for the Kashmir Valley seats, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is gearing up to introduce its candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Insiders suggest that the PDP has finalized its candidates in recent party gatherings. However, the formal announcement was postponed until after the National Conference revealed its choices.
This strategic approach serves multiple purposes. Firstly, it underscores the PDP’s dedication to presenting a united opposition against the BJP. It also positions the National Conference as the party responsible for potentially diluting the anti-BJP vote.
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti will likely run for the Anantnag-Rajouri Lok Sabha seat, but the party was waiting for NC’s announcement of its candidate for the same seat. Similarly, for the Srinagar-Pulwama seat, where NC vice-president Omar Abdullah is set to contest, the party has settled on Wahid-ur-Rehman Parra.
Moreover, this delay grants the PDP leadership an opportunity to scrutinize and challenge the National Conference’s decisions, particularly regarding their perceived alignment with the BJP.
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