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DDC results show J&K people rejected Centre’s decision to scrap Article 370, says Mehbooba

Former J&K chief minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti says results indicate people have overwhelmingly supported Gupkar alliance, which stands for restoring special status.

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Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said the results of the DDC elections have made it clear that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have voted for the Gupkar alliance and rejected the Centre’s unconstitutional decision to abrogate Article 370.

Taking to Twitter, Mehbooba said the cadre of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar declaration (PAGD) — an amalgam of several mainstream political parties seeking the restoration of the special status of J-K — worked tirelessly to ensure the success, even as the Centre left no stone unturned to create hurdles for us.

Today’s DDC results have made it clear that people of J&K voted en masse for @JKPAGD thus rejecting the unconstitutional decision to abrogate Article 370. They have overwhelmingly supported @JKPAGD which stands for restoration of J&Ks special status, the PDP president said.

She said the PAGD emerged as a winner despite all the obstacles.

Our win is dedicated to PAGD cadre who worked tirelessly to ensure our success. GOI left no stone unturned to create hurdles for us. Beginning with @parawahid’s arrest a day after he filed his DDC nominations, restricting our movement & not allowing us to campaign.

I was illegally detained thrice over the course of a fortnight. PAGD candidates were locked up in a government building while others barred from canvassing. Despite all these obstacles PAGD emerged as winner. This has been a hard earned victory for all us, she said.

Mehbooba also thanked PDP workers and said they worked hard even after the Centre engineered” a split in her party.

Even after a split in PDP engineered by GOI & all the attempts to write us off, my cadre worked day & night to ensure party’s victory. I am extremely grateful to them, she tweeted.

Also read: Polls cannot solve Kashmir problem as long as 9 lakh troops posted in J&K, says Mehbooba Mufti


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  1. Everybody including Mehbooba, BJP , NC is bust blowing up their achievements. At best we can say that in the Valley people are for GUpkar but in Jammu it is different and BJP has good support there . It is also likely that people in Jammu will feel the pinch of new land laws shortly and will then question BJP about abrogating Art 370.

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