New Delhi, Nov 21: The Congress Party, two major regional powers of Jammu and Kashmir – People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC) have agreed to form an alliance.
“My leadership has confirmed it to us that the three parties (Congress, PDP and NC) have agreed to make a coalition to defend the special identity of the state politically and legally. Very soon you will get a good news, ” Senior PDP leader Altaf Bukhari told media on Wednesday.
My leadership has confirmed it to us that the three parties (Congress, PDP & NC) have agreed to make a coalition to defend the special identity of the state politically and legally. Very soon you will get a good news: Altaf Bukhari, PDP pic.twitter.com/5tHEdBoOGJ
— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2018
According to the reports, Bukhari held a meeting former chief minister Omar Abdullah, following which he made the statement.
“This is a move to safeguard the special status of the state. Between 55 and 60 MLAs are with us,” the PDP leader said. “Our identity is under attack. Articles 370 and 35A are under attack.”
Jammu and Kashmir is currently under the governor rule which will complete its six-month period on 19 December.
The 87-member state Assembly has 28 MLAs of the PDP, 26 of the BJP, 15 of the NC, 12 of Congress, 2 of People’s Conference and 4 independents.