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  • Dialogue only way out of stalemate: PDP hopes PM Modi reciprocate dialogue offer by Imran Khan

    Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reciprocate the offer of talks made by his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan, saying dialogue was the only way out of the stalemate. Khan has proposed a meeting between Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York this month.

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    PDP to boycott upcoming local polls

    Srinagar : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that her party will boycott the upcoming panchayat polls in the state.

  • J&K: PDP too will stay away from civic polls

    Srinagar : Two days after the National Conference announced its decision to stay away from the local body polls, the Peoples Democratic Party on Friday too decided not to participate in the upcoming municipal and panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

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    Art 35A is gender-biased: PDP slams ASG’s stand

    Srinagar : The People’s Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday condemned the remarks of the state counsel before the Supreme Court in a litigation related to Article 35-A of the Constitution, and said Governor SP Malik should ensure “a bias-free” and strong legal position of the state administration.

  • Break-up in PDP will create more militants: Mehbooba warns Delhi

    Srinagar : Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said the BJP-led central government would end up creating more militants like Syed Salahuddin and Yasin Malik if her party was split to form government in the state.

  • No new coalition for Jammu and Kashmir

    Reports that a few disgruntled MLAs belonging to the People’s Democratic Party are toying with the idea of cobbling together a new ruling coalition in collaboration with the BJP in J and K have not been denied by the parties concerned. A few PDP legislators who have openly rebelled against the former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti have reportedly mooted the idea of a new government with the BJP. On its part, the

  • ‘Bid to split PDP will have repercussions’

    New Delhi : Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti has warned that any attempt by the BJP to engineer defections in her PDP to form the government in the state “will erode the trust of the Kashmiris in Indian democracy”. “If Delhi intervenes and breaks our party, and makes Sajad Lone or whosoever CM, it will erode the trust of the Kashmiris in Indian democracy. Any intervention from Delhi will be

  • BJP leader Subramanian Swamy terms PDP-Congress alliance as ‘pro-terrorist’

    New Delhi: Reacting to speculations over Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Congress alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said that the alliance will be a bad idea as both parties are ‘pro-terrorist’.

  • BJP not abandoning people of Jammu and Kashmir, says Ram Madhav

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Ram Madhav said on Thursday that his party has abandoned its partnership with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir and not the people of the state.

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    History will never forgive BJP for its greed in Jammu and Kashmir, says Shiv Sena   

    Mumbai: In a vitriolic attack on the BJP, the Shiv Sena today charged that the saffron party opted out of power in Jammu and Kashmir after spreading anarchy, and said history will never forgive the party for its “greed”. When the BJP failed to check terrorism and violence in the northern state it pinned blame on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the Sena said comparing the move to the way Britishers “decamped”

  • Fall of the opposites into a blind alley

    It was an extraordinary alliance which took everyone by surprise when three years ago the BJP and the Peoples’ Democratic Party joined hands to break the impasse of a hung Assembly and formed the Government under the late Mufti Mohammed Syed. The diametrically opposite poles in J and K politics had joined hands, as they claimed, in the larger interests of the troubled State. The move elicited a muted welcome all around

  • BJP-PDP end alliance in Jammu and Kashmir: What is Governor rule and when is it imposed

    On Wednesday morning President Ram Nath Kovind approved of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect. The development came a day after BJP announced its decision break the alliance with Mehbooba Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. Because of this Jammu and Kashmir is back in the hands of Governor NN Vohra who will be running the state for the fourth time.