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PDP’s another wicket down, this time from LC

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Yasir Reshi also calls for alternative to family rule in J&K

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Srinagar, Jul 06: The Peoples Democratic Party suffered another jolt today when its MLC from Bandipora Yasir Reshi extended support to a faction of disgruntled party leaders and called for ending the “two-family power-sharing model” in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement, Reshi said that he was in complete conformity with the views expressed recently by “my esteemed colleagues, to find an alternative to the traditional two-family system.”

He was referring to the National Conference (NC) led by Abdullahs and PDP of Muftis.

“The only way out is to give a chance to a new leadership. The state needs a respite from the tried, tested and failed two-family power sharing model,” he said in his statement.

He claimed that Jammu and Kashmir is facing multiple challenges like governance, law and order and most importantly the challenges of societal distress.

“Successive governments have failed to face these challenges resulting in an anarchical type of situation,” he said.

While suggesting an alternative, he said “the need of the hour is to rise to the occasion and collectively, cutting across party lines, build a consensus on a leadership which has the capacity of countering these challenges.”

Pertinently, PDP leaders led by Pattan MLA and former minister Imran Raza Ansari and his MLA uncle from Zadibal, Abid Ansari, who have accused PDP president Mehbooba Mufti of nepotism and incompetence during her tenure as chief minister of the coalition government with the BJP.

MLA Gulmarg Mohammad Abbas Wani, Noorabad MLA Abdul Majid Paddar and Baramulla MLA Javaid Beigh have also thrown their weight behind the Ansaris.

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