PDP in a fix


“Sometimes we need to forget certain people from our past because of one simple reason: they just do not belong in our future”. 

This statement reminds me of the uncertain future of our state as well as the People’s Democratic Party. The delay in government formation makes it obvious that all is not well within the party. Ever since the death of Mr. Mufti Muhammad Syed, the political atmosphere has been ripe with several kinds of rumours (which in Kashmir comes as no surprise).

 Late Mufti Muhammad Syed had termed the coalition with BJP as the meeting of North and South poles and lost no chance to shower Mr. Narendra Modi with praises in lieu of some expected favours. But with the passage of time, the so called “agenda of alliance” remained merely on paper while some major issues remained unaddressed.

Now, Ms. Mehbooba Mufti is in a fix. That fateful day when the PDP formed government with Sangh Pariwar backed BJP is still haunting its leadership but these procrastinating tactics are not going to benefit PDP in any way. She is currently facing such a complex and grim situation that she has nowhere to go and no one to rely on. If she is adamant on setting forward the same conditions that, according to her, were not met by the BJP, then she is risking a long and protracted state of political inertia within the state. At the same time, re-election is an option but alas, PDP is not in a position to reach out to the people as it preferred power over the aspirations of people.

At this crucial and critical juncture, PDP should not doubt themselves. It is never too late to mend. Take time to introspect but do not befool the people of the state. Yes, we do understand that PDP has put everything at stake but it is better that the PDP realize that this stunt is going to have serious repercussions for them in the long run. Great things are not achieved quickly but by a series of small things achieved together. Never was greatness achieved without risk. To serve in a befitting manner, PDP must offer something which cannot be bought or measured by money. Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.




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