Out from PAGD, JKPM Joins Kejriwal

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement, the political party that IAS topper, Dr Shah Feasl set up for his abortive political career has merged with Aam Admi Party in Delhi. The merger came within days after the JKPM moved out of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD).

A photograph in circulation on social media shows Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with JKPM office bearers at a ceremony on July 14, 2022. Neither of the two parties has offered any details about the JKPM merger into AAP.

Though the “development” is being discussed on social media with at least one photograph in circulation, the Arvind Kejriwal party is yet to make a statement.

Reports said that JKPM president Dr Ghulam Mustafa Khan and other officer bearers of the party have joined AAP in Delhi. In the 2020 DDC polls, JKPM was part of the PAGD but it recently announced its exit, a development that Dr Farooq Abdullah publicly celebrated by saying that they moved out well before they could disturb the loose alliance from inside.

The JKPM was launched by Dr Shah Faesal and former MLA Javed Mustafa Mir. Fesal went to jail in 2019 and hand his boots. He finally returned to the government service. Mir had deserted PDP for the new party but later resigned and joined another party. Now it is headed by Dr Mustafa Khan, apparently a greenhorn in Kashmir politics.

They joined AAP that had supported the BJP’s move of binning Jammu and Kashmir special status. JKPM had gone to court against the move.

Reports said Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, accepted the merger of the AAP.

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