The political affiliations of the Agha family of Budgam, is becoming interestingly strange as Agha Mehmood, a cousin of Hurriyat (M) leader Agha Hassan Saturday joined National Conference.
Mehmood, was earlier affiliated with PDP, and enjoyed a ministerial berth as well.
Brother of Hassan, Agha Mohsin is contesting the Lok Sabha election as an independent candidate from Srinagar seat.
One more member of Agha Family, Agha Abdul Hussain, is also contesting election as an independent candidate on Baramulla seat. Hussain is also one of the brothers of Hassan.
Mehmood, switched to NC in the presence of NC president Dr Farooq Abdullah who visited Budgam district for election campaigning.
Political pundits see the Mehmood’s latest switching as a loss for PDP.
Agha’s of Budgam, have a very old political history and they have been historically divided within on political ideologies.
Agha Rohullah, nephew of Hassan, is affiliated with NC. He was a minister till yesteryear.