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Suhail Bukhari is back in PDP

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Srinagar, Jan 08: Suhail Bukhari, a former media adviser to the government, joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in presence of party president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday.

"PDP welcomes Suhail Bukhari, senior journalist and former media advisor to J&K government, who today formally joined our ranks," a PDP spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said youngsters like Bukhari would strengthen the "mission of peace, prosperity and change pioneered by the PDP".

Bukhari hails from Kreeri area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir. His entry into politics is seen as an attempt by the party to replace former minister Basharat Bukhari, who had quit the PDP and joined the National Conference recently.  Basharat Bukhari also hails from Kreeri.

Welcoming him into the party, Mehbooba reiterated her belief in the potential, the expertise and the solutions the talented youngsters of the state bring forth to overcome the challenges Jammu and Kashmir is facing, said the spokesman.

“Youngsters of the state need to rise up to the occasion and join the mission of restoring dignity, peace and prosperity to the state,” spokesman quoted party president as saying.

Suhail was appointed as the media consultant to the government in 2016 after Mehbooba Mufti assumed the office of Chief Minister but he resigned in 2017 citing personal reasons.

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