JKNPP gets new chief after 30 years
Jammu, Oct 29: Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP), which was launched in JK as a regional party in 1982, got a new chairman on Monday as its chairman Bhim Singh, who led the party for 30 years opted out of the presidential race.
In a statement, Bhim Singh said: "I have opted out for the race of chairman of Panthers Party and have nominated Harsh Dev Singh as leader of the legislature party and chairman of the JKNPP."
Harsh Dev Singh is Bhim Singh's nephew. The Panthers Party is supported mainly in areas of the Jammu region. The party has three legislators out of 87 members in the JK assembly.
Two members are from Udhampur district and one is from Samba.
According to the party spokesperson, a 17-member core group would assist the new chairman.
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