‘Away From Party’, Baig, Karra Hold Meet in New Delhi



muzaffar-beighSenior Peoples Democratic Party politicians and MPs Muzaffar Hussain Baig and Tariq Hamid Karra have held a closed door meeting on Saturday evening at Kashmir House in New Delhi.

Sources told KNS that the two leaders met at 5.45 pm on Saturday at Kashmir House where they discussed political issues of the state and the internal situation of their party.

“The two leaders met for nearly two hours and discussed political situation of the state after the PDP formed coalition government with BJP. The issues arising out within the party were also discussed. The speculation about Mehbooba Mufti succeeding her father, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, as chief minister was also discussed,” sources said.

“The two leaders were of the view that alliance with BJP is proving detrimental to PDP which will have serious impact on the party in future in the state, particularly in Kashmir region. The felt that BJP is dominating most of the decision making in the government,” sources said.

Tariq-Hamid-KarraSources said that the two leaders have “also met twice in Kashmir” before Saturday’s meeting.

While Karra has vehemently opposed the party’s alliance with BJP after its formation and asked the PDP leadership to snap ties with BJP, Baig has pointed out “failure of the alliance” in working as per the ‘Agenda of Alliance’.

Karra, the former finance minister, who is the member of the Coordination Committee of the PDP-BJP alliance, has not attended any meeting of the committee till now, and he has also stayed away from the party functions.

Former deputy chief minister and one of the founding members of PDP, Baig, though, has largely remained silent yet he has criticised the coalition for “not following” the ‘Agenda of Alliance’.

Confirming about their meeting, Baig said that “we discussed the present political situation”.

When contacted, Karra said, “we are senior leaders, and, obviously, we won’t discuss weather.”


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