SRINAGAR — As speculations about further bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir are rife, the much-hyped People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), a conglomerate of political parties in the union territory, is likely to return to life as it has decided to hold a crucial meeting at Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti’s residence on late Wednesday afternoon.
Sources privy to the development said that a meeting of PAGD has been scheduled at the conglomerate’s Vice president Mehbooba Mufti’s Gupkar residence.
They said that the meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. The agenda has not been decided yet “but certain important things with regard to the speculations about J&K would be discussed threadbare.”
All the signatories of the PAGD have been invited for the meeting today, the sources said.
PDP President Mehbooba Mufti said that PAGD leaders including its president Farooq Abdullah, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami, Hassnain Masoodi and others will attend the meeting at her residence.
“There is no special agenda for today’s meeting,” she said.
The meeting comes at a time when the National Conference (NC) is “seriously considering” to participate in the delimitation exercise.
Pertinently, speculations are rife in J&K regarding further bifurcation of the union territory. However, there has been no official confirmation in this regard while the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) J&K President, Ravinder Raina, had recently said that there was no big development with regard to J&K in offing.
Pertinently, the PAGD, which claims fight for the restoration of Article 370 and statehood for the erstwhile state of J&K and undo its bifurcation, has been silent for months and no significant statement has come from the conglomerate after its spokesperson, Sajad Lone, parted ways with it. (KNO)