Sun. Jul 21st, 2019

Political nepotism rife in Kashmir: After Mehbooba’s ‘re-election’ as PDP president, her brother set to be inducted into state ministry

3 min read

Srinagar: Political nepotism is overflowing in Kashmir. As of late, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti got herself re-chose as leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for a 6th back to back term. She is presently additionally prone to enlist her sibling, Tasaduq Mufti, as a pastor in the legislature.

PDP sources say that the gathering is probably going to go for a bureau reshuffle to draft Tasaduq as a clergyman. The choice comes days after Mehbooba’s re-decision as gathering president, in what many see as sham races. On 3 December, Mehbooba named her uncle, Sartaj Madni, as gathering VP.

The whirlwind of political action in PDP came after its opponent, the National Conference (NC), took choices that fortified the hold of previous boss pastors Farooq Abdullah, and his child Omar Abdullah, over the gathering. The NC re-chose Farooq as gathering president in a delegate session without following the act of voting inside the gathering.

Notwithstanding, in Jammu and Kashmir, it isn’t just the NC and PDP which have swung to seek after dynastic governmental issues; the Congress has not been resistant to this also. Previous Union clergyman and Congress state president, Saifuddin Soz, gave the order in the 2014 races to his child, Salman Soz, on the Baramulla situate, where he lost hopelessly.

Congress gathering’s Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, turned into the main pastor of Jammu and Kashmir under a PDP-Congress coalition after his cousin, Mohammad Sharief Niaz, emptied the Assembly seat of Bhaderwah to clear path for him to get chose as a MLA. Niaz had surrendered in March 2006 from the Bhaderwah situate after Azad assumed control as boss priest in a power-sharing arrangement between the Congress and PDP in which Mehbooba’s dad, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, was the main clergyman for a long time.

Mehbooba, nonetheless, has broken all standards of political nepotism in Jammu and Kashmir and the PDP-BJP allotment is notwithstanding posting officers on political proposals, a senior government official said.

Mehbooba had before handled Tasaduq on the Anantnag Lok Sabha situate, yet after the decisions were conceded following the killings amid the Srinagar Lok Sabha situate bypoll, he was handpicked as the organizer of the central priest’s grievance cell. The government provided the request in May this year and Tasaduq has been leading the gatherings of officers routinely to take a few to get back some composure on organization. The sudden height of a “political amateur” like Tasaduq has even abandoned some PDP pioneers bothered.

Mehbooba has additionally constituted a board headed by previous vice president pastor and gathering MP, Muzafar Hussain Baigh, to change the gathering constitution. In any case, individual from the board and previous MLA, Rafi Ahmad Mir, said that the constitution of the gathering was being revised to guarantee “more extensive support of individuals in party issues.”

“We will have a greater amount of portrayal of youth and ladies in the gathering,” he said. Mir, notwithstanding, said that Mehbooba was chosen by a discretionary school that contained gathering’s office bearers and additionally MLAs and MLCs.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *