J K News Today
Srinagar, September 10:
The Central Working Committee of National Conference is meeting in Srinagar on Wednesday to chalk out its strategy regarding the forthcoming local bodies and Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to endorse its president Farooq Abdullah’s call for boycott of these polls.
The working committee is meeting amid the reports that the Governor Satya Pal Malik’s administration will go ahead with the polls despite the boycott calls made by National Conference and also the re-think that the PDP is having over the participation in polls.
PDP is holding a crucial meeting in Srinagar on Monday to decide on participation on the polls.
The PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti wants to have a comprehensive view of the situation in the Valley that has arisen because of the legal battle on Article 35 A having been connected to the holding of these polls . This has mystified the political groups in Kashmir who don’t see any reason why it should have been linked to the polls as that amounts to giving rise to apprehensions of all sorts that there is some mischief in the making with regard to the Article 35 A that confers special rights and privileges to the hereditary permanent residents of the State.