In an attempt to harness the dividends of some of the major decisions taken recently, the National Conference is holding a crucial meeting of its cadres from Kashmir province on June 16.
Reliable sources said that Dr Farooq Abdullah is likely to preside over the meeting which as the chief minister Omar Abdullah besides the top party leadership and office bearers of the party will attend the meeting.
They added the meeting will likely witness discussions on the preparedness for the upcoming assembly elections. Though the party has already directed its block presidents of each constituency to nominate three probable candidates for the upcoming assembly, the meeting is likely to take some important decisions that will have its impact on mandate distribution.
“Though we do not know the agenda of this provincial level meeting but most probable the restructuring of the party especially at the district levels can be an agenda for the discussion,” a senior NC leader pleading anonymity said.
Party sources said that each block president of each constituency has been asked to come up with at least three names who have more acceptability and chances of winniability in the constituency. These names will be then discussed in a meeting later and a consensus will be evolved on a final candidate who will be given party mandate to contest the upcoming assembly elections. This time many new faces who have more acceptability among people will be given a chance to contest the assembly elections. Their names will be evolved after a threadbare consensus and the exercise has already been kick-started by the party,” a senior NC leader said.
Party sources revealed that some of the party youth leaders whose names surface in the list of probables for the upcoming assembly elections have shown reluctance because of the sense of neglect and a wave of anti incumbency among the people. “The party is yet to take a final call on the issue. Another important factor which will prove detrimental for the party interests is the infighting within the constituencies between party leader who are seeking mandates for the upcoming assembly elections. But I think the party will resolve all their differences amicably,” said a senior leader of the party wishing not to be named.(KNS)