DAP forces traditional parties to go back to drawing board

Akhil Mahajan. Updated: 9/27/2022 11:54:13 AM Front Page

Jammu: With the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections on the cards and the entry of a new party floated by a political bigwig Ghulam Nabi Azad has caused jitters among traditional parties of the erstwhile state while forcing them to redraw their strategies.
However, these parties preferred to maintain silence on the first day of new party launch, simultaneously, these parties have started assessing the ground realities in the constituency where Ghulam Nabi Azad have some sway among public.
Party insiders told The News Now, the traditional parties have scheduled marathon meetings to discuss current prevailing political situation and started reframing their strategies.
“We are not cowed by any part or outfit. We have mass connect and track record of extending services to public,” a party insider said wishing not to be named.
Another party source said that the BJP is also planning to hold meetings soon.
“The party will revise strategy as threadbare meetings are scheduled, which will be chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is arriving on September 30,” a BJP leader said adding that the people are impressed by welfare policies adopted by the party.
Political pundits believed that Azad has mass appeal in both regions of the Union Territory.
“Azad has vast political experience, either at helm of congress party for over four decades or as the Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir,” they said adding this make Azad as a mass leader.
As a chief minister, Azad was credited with according district status to Reasi and Samba in Jammu region, besides taking proactive development initiatives like setting up super speciality hospital in Jammu.
Earlier in the morning, former Union Minister and J&K CM Ghulam Nabi Azad launched his new political party under the name and fame of ‘Democratic Azad Party’ (DAP) in Jammu having a three coloured flag.
Updated On 9/27/2022 12:03:19 PM


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