Mehbooba don’t want to lose Anantnag seat; Jr. Mufti likely to step up

Srinagar, February 02: A massive campaign  has been started by PDP in South Kashmir to introduce Junior Mufti in Kashmir’s political landscape. The campaign has been initiated to assess whether the 44-year-old son of former chief minister, Tassaduq Mufti can win if he contests parliamentary polls from Anantnag parliamentary seat.

As reported by a local daily, Mehbooba Mufti has  chosen Tassaduq as a candidate for the Anantnag parliamentary seat since she did not want to surrender her seat during the elevation as the 13th chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir. The party is of the opinion that if Tasaduq contests from South Kashmir, considered as PDP’s bastion, there are high chances of retaining this parliamentary constituency.

The party legislators are also of the view that there is no other candidate as promising as Tasaduq for the South Kashmir’s parliamentary seat.

The sources inside the party has claimed that the activists and party workers are conducting the underdog activities to seek public opinion about PDP’s popularity on ground in Anantnag. Polls have also been conducted within the party as well to ascertained that whether Tasaduq’s candidature would prove useful for the party during the parliamentary elections, being conducted after Mehbooab’s elevation as CM.

However, in his recent statement, Tassaduq himself had indicated that he would be joining the active politics in the state and would strive to realize the dream of his late father. He also said that he has several plans for the state and he would be implementing them to make the state of Jammu and Kashmir a prosperous one for the times ahead.

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