Tribune News Service
New Delhi, November 19
The BJP has declared the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) “Gupkar gang”, which wants “foreign forces to intervene in Jammu and Kashmir”, but in the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil, the saffron party is sharing power with the National Conference (NC), a PAGD member.
However, dismissing it as a “local arrangement”, BJP leaders in Jammu say the saffron party and the NC had “contested the Kargil Hill Council election separately”. “It is a local arrangement and has nothing to do with the current situation. It is not as if the two parties have come together today. It was done to keep the Congress out. Besides, anything can happen in the current circumstances. By the next elections, the Kargil NC will also be part of the BJP,” they say.
The 2018 election to the Kargil Hill Council resulted in a hung verdict. Though the NC had an alliance with the Congress, it later entered into a coalition with two PDP councillors and four Independents. The PDP councillor joined the BJP, forming its alliance with the NC, say the leaders.
No alliance with BJP in Kargil: NC
New Delhi: The NC on Thursday said there was no alliance between its Kargil unit in Ladakh and the BJP and there was no question of any such tie in future too. Imran Dar, JK NC spokesperson, said last year, the Kargil unit of the NC had tied up with the PDP to control the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil, but afterwards the PDP local unit merged with the BJP. TNS
Naqvi slams Gupkar declaration, Cong
New Delhi: Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday called the Gupkar declaration a “dying declaration for the dynastic and destructive politics of the Congress” in J&K. He was addressing a poll meeting in Kupwara. TNS
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