Sajad Lone's J&K People's Conference quits PAGD, accuses other members of fielding proxy candidates in DDC polls
In a letter to PAGD head and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, Lone also blamed the proxy candidates behind the low vote share of PAGD constituent parties in the district development council (DDC) elections
J&K DDC polls: Vouching for Article 370 brings little gain for Gupkar Alliance with high voter turnout, stellar show by Independents
The political exercise in Jammu and Kashmir offers a few indications and markers about the Union Territory’s future and the changing dynamics between a troubled region and the Indian state.
With the BJP getting its first electoral victories in the Valley, there appears to be a slow but tangible shift in the political winds in the Union Territory
Besides PAGD and BJP, Independent candidates have won 49, Congress 26, Apni Party 12, PDF and National Panthers Party two each and BSP one
J&K DDC Election Results: BJP bags 52 seats, opens account in Kashmir; Gupkar Alliance wins 82 constituencies
The BJP has surged past others in Jammu Province as it was ahead in 57 seats, while the Gupkar alliance led in 37. In Kashmir, the regional coalition was leading in 71 seats, with the BJP was trailing far behind at three
J&K DDC Election Results 2020 Updates: In Jammu region, BJP leads in 53 seats, National Conference 20 seats and Congress 13 seats
J&K DDC Election Results 2020 LIVE Updates: So far, the BJP is leading in 48 seats and has won eight whereas the PAGD alliance is currently ahead in 71 seats and has won 25
'The Nehru family, the Abdullah family, Mufti Sayeed and his daughter Mehbooba have all ruled Jammu and Kashmir, but nothing was done on the ground level,' Hussain alleged
J&K DDC polls: BJP accuses Gupkar Alliance of deceiving people; NC hits back, asks saffron party to focus on development
The National Conference said since the BJP leaders cannot talk about what they have done in the last six years, they are harping on issues which do not pertain to the development of panchayats
For the best part of the century, Kashmir’s politics has been shaped by opportunistic compromises, half-measures—and, when these failed, ruthless coercion
J&K DDC polls: PAGD candidates confined to secure locations, not allowed to campaign, says Farooq Abdullah in letter to EC
In a two-page letter to J-K Election Commissioner KK Sharma, Farooq Abdullah said providing security to a select few and literally interning the rest is a gross interference in democracy
DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir: Politicking over Article 370, seat-sharing eclipse local issues in UT's first election
While on the one hand non-BJP parties are unhappy over their inability to campaign freely, the BJP seems focussed on portraying the Congress and the 'Gupkar Gang' as anti-national
Taking to Twitter, both leaders slammed the Central Government, claiming that the UT administration is blocking candidates opposed to the BJP from campaigning by using security as an excuse
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala made the remarks after Union home minister Amit Shah Tuesday termed the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) an "unholy global alliance" that along with the Congress wants to return Jammu And Kashmir to the era of terror and turmoil
'Gupkar gang wants to take J&K back to era of terror': Amit Shah accuses alliance of being anti-national
The home minister said that Jammu and Kashmir will always remain an integral part of India and warned the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration of 'going against the national interest'
BJP slams Congress, PDP, NC over 'anti-national' demand for restoration of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir
BJP leader Sambit Patra alleged that the Gupkar Alliance's demand for restoration of Article 370 is "exactly what Pakistan and anti-India countries want"
The alliance comprises seven local parties, including National Conference, PDP, and Sajjad Lone's Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference
Gupkar Alliance condemns killing of BJP workers in J&K, says 'political differences don't justify violence'
The three BJP workers identified as Fida Hussain, Umer Hajam and Umer Rashid Beigh were shot dead by militants in the UT's Kulgam district on Thursday
Gupkar alliance condemns 'blockade' outside Farooq Abdullah's home; says it's 'new low' in curtailment of rights
Earlier, National Conference had claimed that the administration had blocked Abdullah's residence and stopped him from offering prayers at Dargah Hazratbal. But there has been no official statement on the issue
Accusing the BJP of spreading false propaganda, the Gupkar alliance chief said that their aim is that the people of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh should get their rights back