Srinagar: Prominent political activist and senior National Conference leader from Rajpora assembly constituency in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Mr Abdul Ahad Tantray, Wednesday, joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He was welcomed into the party fold by the party president, Ms Mehbooba Mufti.
Eminent economist and senior party leader, Dr Haseeb Drabu, who is also the party candidate for Rajpora constituency was present on the occasion.
Mr Tantray has been associated with the National Conference for 37 years and has worked in the party in different capacities during the period. He was accompanied by party leader Mr Mohd Amin Khan and scores of supporters.
Speaking on the occasion, Mehbooba said it is encouraging that the people in large numbers are joining the PDP and reposing their faith in the democratic process to find solution of their problems. She said the party represents hope and optimism in Jammu and Kashmir in the days of gloom and disenchantment.
Appealing people from different walks of life particularly youth to become part of the party, Mehbooba said PDP offers a platform for all well meaning people to encourage them and play their role in party’s vision of political resolution and good governance.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Tantray said PDP; by way of its pro-people policies is the only viable regional alternative for the people of the state. He said the ruling government has failed to do anything good for the people of Kashmir except strengthening the instrument of oppression to unleash terror on them. Tantray said PDP is the only party having a clear agenda for the betterment of the youth, state.