Jammu: Leaders of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) and Congress party met in Jammu on Thursday to deliberate on various issues about the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) elections.
Provincial President of National Conference Devender Singh Rana said that after the recent alliance of NC, PDP and other secular parties under PAGD and consent from Congress also to contest DDC polls jointly, the maiden meeting of all these political parties was held in Jammu.
He said that the main aim of this alliance is to give best candidates for DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir.
Chief Spokesman of Congress party, Ravinder Sharmat said that they discussed everything in the meeting for hours together and worked out all the modalities and adjustment of candidates.
“We are working out all the modalities and adjustment of candidates and the prime aim at this moment is to field best candidates,” Sharma said.
Former MLC and senior PDP leader, Surinder Chowdhary, who represented PDP in the meeting, said that the alliance is not only for DDC polls but for the welfare of people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“We all are aware of the present situation in Jammu and Kashmir where the voice of a common man is not heard. We want to correct the things,” said Surdinder.
Earlier on November 8, National Conference President and PAGD Chairman Farooq Abdullah said that the Congress party is with the alliance and will be part of the group in the upcoming DDC elections.
“Congress President Ghulam Ahmad Mir came to meet me today. He told me that they are with Gupkar Declaration and will fight elections [with us] unitedly,” Farooq said. KNO