Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Central Chronicle - Roots in Kashmir, PDP spreads branches in Jammu

Central Chronicle - Madhya Pradesh's News Portal

  • With its roots in the Kashmir Valley, main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is slowly spreading its branches in the Jammu region. Its patron Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed calls it the "party of hope".At a time when the traditional political forces of Jammu, like the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), have restricted their activities to holding press conferences and issuing releases, the PDP called its supporters to the streets on the issue of price rise and resolution of the Kashmir problem. The April 26 demonstrations in all the 10 district headquarters of the Jammu region - in which PDP supporters took part in hundreds - surprised the residents of Jammu, as also the party itself. The PDP now has an effective membership of 13,000 active members in Jammu city alone.