JK News Today
Jammu, January 8
All India Congress Committee has re-appointed Ghulam Ahmad Mir as PCC president for a second time and the biggest task before him is to regain the party’s identity, which has been virtually lost.
Mir is an affable personality and sincerely believes in carrying along every body in the party , but the problem is that the party, which was once a string political force in Jammu and Kashmir, has been reduced to peripheries . BJP consumed it in Jammu and Ladakh and National Conference and People’s Democratic Party have reduced it to an appendage .
The party has its base in jammu region , but this is the region, which it has neglected the most . The workers from Jammu region always had a wish that some one from among their leaders should lead the party . But that was not to be the case . Barring one stint of Ghulam Nabi Azad as PCC chief ahead of the 2002 polls that lasted until he became Chief Minister in 2005 , Jammu has never had any one from the region to head the party.
Same has been the case of Ladakh .
Mir could have bridged the gap. The situation, so developed, after he became PCC chief in 2015 , that it became very difficult for him to assert the position of the party. His loss of election from his Dooru constituency in 2014 made him vulnerable .
Today Congress is force in any of the three regions of the State . It has played second fiddle to National Conference and PDP alternatively . .
The party has many stalwarts and energetic leaders but when they are deprived of their political role they deserve , the party is bound to suffer. The merit of ignoring Tariq Hamid Karra , Sham Lal Sharma , G M Saroori and Nawang Rigzin Jora is going to be a big problem for the party already struggling to find its feet .
Mir will have to work harder and in more harmonious manner to increase the reach of the party . It is an uphill task in the given situation .