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Muzaffar Beigh joins People’s Conference

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Srinagar: Veteran political leader and former Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief minister Muzaffar Hussain Beigh on Wednesday joined the People’s Conference, a party from where he began his political career.

A spokesperson of the People’s Conference said Beigh joined the party after chairman Sajad Gani Lone and other leaders called on him at his residence.

“Lone on this occasion invited Beigh to once again return home and be a part of the party from where he started his political career. He impressed upon Beigh that the need of the hour is that people like him should share their experience, expertise, knowledge and political wisdom for the betterment of J&K,” the spokesperson said.

He said Beigh keenly participated in the confabulations and after detailed discussion expressed his pleasure in being able to be a part of the party from where he started his political career.

Beigh said that it gave him immense pleasure to be a part of the party, which he joined as a youth and was groomed by party founder Abdul Gani Lone.

He said that in his entire public life he had causes for being happy and many causes where he was disappointed where he felt that he couldn’t do enough or didn’t have time to do enough.

The spokesman quoted Beigh saying that apart from many problems plaguing J&K, one of the biggest problems was the quality of leadership as the leaders didn’t have the requisite exposure or the capacity to be able to contribute at a scale and at a level that they were supposed to do.

Lone thanked Beigh and reiterated that the entire party looks up to him and believes that at this juncture he has a great role in helping the people of J&K to navigate the turbulent and treacherous waters.

Senior party leaders including Abdul Gani Vakil, Adv Bashir Ahmad Dar, Abid Ansari, Irfan Panditpori, Raja Aijaz, and Adnan Ashraf Mir were present on the occasion.

Pertinently, Beigh was a founder member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but was sidelined over the past few years, especially after the party joined hands with the BJP for government formation in the wake of the 2014 Assembly elections.

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