PDP lacks ‘unifying’ leadership, faces revolts within: NC

KL Report

SRINAGAR

National Conference Monday called the ‘rampant, endemic infighting’ within PDP across the State as a demonstration of a lack of unifying leadership and cohesiveness within the party. It said that growing reports of rebellion within the party have exposed how frail and fragmented the party has become due to a perennial factionalism within the party, a party statement said.

The statement quoted National Conference Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani as having said that open revolt and agitations by PDP’s cadre in Sangrama, Tangmarg, Batamaloo, Habba Kadal, Amira Kadal, Baramulla, Tral, Rajpora, Shopian, Kishtwar and numerous other constituencies had brought the party on the verge of ‘panic and fragmentation’. “Senior PDP leaders and workers have expressed their lack of confidence in the party leadership and the candidates it has put forth. There is a constant animosity between the old-guard and the new faces of the party who harbour open contempt for some of the party’s founding leaders. PDP has effectively fractured into two fragment which are at war with each other”, the NC Provincial President said.

The Provincial President questioned Mufti Sayeed’s leadership capability and credentials in his inability to hold the party’s flock together. “While the factionalism in PDP is the party’s internal matter, one needs to understand that a party that lies to its own leaders can never offer any good to the people. Mufti Sayeed has promised MLC berths to hundreds of candidature aspirants and is banking on his political manipulation to exploit his own people,” Nasir alleged. “One who lies to, exploits and betrays his own people – what will he do to the State? PDP’s betrayal of its own leaders and activists reflects the party’s self-seeking obsession with power as a dividend of manipulation”, Nasir said.

He further said, “The revolt against PDP leadership by its own senior leaders and activists in newspapers and PDP’s fragmentation into two warring factions will translate into a disastrous collapse for the party in the coming Assembly Elections”.

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