Sri Krishen Kaw
Jammu: The stage was set to register a massive protest against the Government for delaying the election process in Jammu & Kashmir scheduled for October 10, 2023, by all Opposition parties across the union territory of J&K in Maharaja Hari Singh Park, Jammu, turns out to be a flop show as top leadership of mainstream political parties skipped the much-hyped program, sending shocking waves into the political corridors, sources said here today.
Representatives of twenty political parties across the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, which include, National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party, Congress, CPIM, Shiv Sena (UBT), Dogra Swabhiman Party, Awami National Conference, Panthers Party, and many more today assembled at the venue and were joined by the locals to participate in the protest to highlight their demand and press the LG administration to hold elections viz a viz restore suspended democratic setup besides solving other burning issues of the people in Jammu & Kashmir.
October 10 was proposed and scheduled for staging a massive protest demonstration by the representatives of at least 20 parties from far and wide against J&K administration. This was stated by NC president Dr. Farooq Abdullah during a press conference organized soon after All Party Meeting held under the chairmanship of Dr. Farooq here in a hotel on October 3, 2023. In this connection, political leaders of various parties and representatives of several social organizations started to reach Jammu since yesterday.
The absence of National Conference president Dr. Farooq Abdullah and president Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti was felt highly among the participants who had assembled to listen to Dr. Farooq in particular. It could not be ascertained immediately as for what reasons the duo missed the much-hyped program which was virtually organized by none other than both of them. It has sent shockwaves, and people have started to think whether this alliance is going to last for any day or not.
While speaking to News Insider 24×7, the senior leaders including Vikar Rasool Wani and Raman Bhalla of Congress, Mohd Yousaf Tarigami of CPIM said people are joining them in large numbers to press Government to restore our constitutional rights and democracy, including our statehood in J&K and if need arises we will approach to I.N.D.I.A alliance to make them part of our struggle, whereas vice president Awami National Conference Muzaffer Shah said that LAHDC poll verdict is an eye-opener to the government and it only was possible due to our unity and coordination. So we have to be united and continue our struggle until our demands are not fully met, Shah added.