3 former legislators join Sajjad Lone’s People’s Conference. Three former legislators, including former minister Baashaarat Bukhari, joined the Sajjad Lone’s People’s Conference on Monday.
Last on the list of leaders to join the People’s Conference are Bukhari, and former legislators Khurshid Alam and Peerzada Mansoor Hussain.
Bukhari had resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shortly after the PDP-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government collapsed in 2018 and joined the National Conference in hopes of contesting the party ticket election from Sangrama. However he resigned from the National Conference last month. Former Alam adviser and former PDP political adviser Mehbooba Mufti and former political adviser Hussain also resigned from the party earlier this month.
Welcoming Bukhari, Hussain and Alam to the party, Lone said the People’s Conference would benefit greatly from their knowledge of politics and public health.
“I welcome Basharat Bukhari sahib, Mansoor Hussain sahib and Khursheed Alam sahib at the People’s Conference. They are experienced and well-motivated politicians, in the decades to come, who will play a very important role and contribute to the politics and well-being of Jammu and Kashmir. Their political skills and experience will be of great help to the party. I hope that these leaders will continue to work for the people and help them move through these difficult and difficult times, ”he said.
Hussain insisted on working to bring Jammu and Kashmir out of the state of uncertainty and chaos.
He said that they will strive to continue the legacy of the party and apply its vision of peace, dignity, development and prosperity to Jammu and Kashmir.
Alam also expressed his excitement about joining the People’s Conference.
He said that he looks forward to contributing to this global change by working under the leadership of the People’s Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone.
Earlier, former Jammu and Kashmir deputy prime minister Muzaffar Baig had joined the People’s Conference.
The People’s Conference, after leaving the Alliance of People Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), has also been trying to expand its base across Jammu and Kashmir.
According to political analysts, the entry of Baig and other leaders has given the party momentum. Baig, a former PDP leader and former Baramulla MP, left the party after denying his wife a ticket in the District Development Council (DDC) elections. Baig is a very senior leader to join the People’s Conference in the past.
The People’s Conference contested the DDC election as part of the PAGD and won eight of the 12 seats in Kashmir. However, after its exit from the PAGD, the party acquired key Regional Development Councils – Baramulla and Kupwara.
The party’s secretary general and prominent Shia leader Imraz Reza Ansari have suggested that several leaders join the party soon and step down as general secretary to make more senior leaders; however, Lone did not accept his resignation and praised him for his greatness.
According to political analysts, the emergence of the People’s Conference could eliminate opportunities for the Apni Party, which seeks to attract former members of the legislature and leaders. Altaf Bukhari founded the group last year. Both the Apni Party and the People’s Conference attracted the majority of leaders from the PDP. Mufti during last week has accused the center of trying to break his party.
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