Srinagar: The Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, an amalgam of mainstream leaders supposedly striving for the restoration of the Article 370 and statehood, is all set to hold its next meeting in Srinagar, reported Kashmir News (KNO) Observer.
The members of the alliance will be meeting Saturday afternoon at former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti’s Gupkar residence.
Quoting unnamed sources, KNO reported that all the members of the group have been invited for the meeting, which is scheduled to start at 2:30 AM.
Sources said the conglomerate is likely to announce its chairman, vice -chairman, general secretary and others.
“Farooq Abdullah is likely to be announced as head of the group while PDP President Mehbooba Mufti and People’s Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone would be given important positions,” they said.
Talking to KNO, CPI (M) senior leader and former MLA Kulgam, M Y Tarigami, said that he has no knowledge about the structure taking place in the group. However, he said, the meeting is being held and will discuss the future course of action.
Earlier on October 15, the major unionist political parties of Jammu and Kashmir forged an alliance to fight for the restoration of erstwhile State’s special position (Article 370) and statehood.
The alliance was formalised after a two-hour meeting of the signatories of Gupkar Declaration at the residence of National Conference president Farooq Abdullah.
Soon after the meeting concluded, NC president Dr Farooq Abdullah said that all the signatories of the Gupkar Declaration have decided to forge an alliance to fight for the restoration of special status.
“Our motive is to fight for the restoration of August 04, 2019 position,” he said, adding that the alliance will fight for the rights that were snatched last year from Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. KNO