'Not privy to boycott decision'

Srinagar, Mar 17: Senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Beig Sunday distanced himself from his party’s decision to stay away from the remaining proceedings of the legislative assembly stating that he was not present in any forum when and where the boycott decision was taken.
 Talking to Greater Kashmir, Beig said he was not aware as to why PDP has decided to boycott the proceedings of the House. “I was not in Jammu when the decision was taken. You should ask those who were present in the meeting where the decision to boycott the Assembly proceedings was taken,” he said.
 According to sources within PDP, there is a simmering discontent brewing in a section of the party leadership that they are not being kept in loop on important decisions with substantial political implications.
 “Unfortunately, there was earlier a democratic way of functioning in PDP and important decisions used to be taken with consensus by taking all the key functionaries of the party on board. However, of late things are being pushed at the behest of a coterie of a couple of persons who have no feel of the public pulse,” sources said adding that even the recent letter dispatched by the party patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed to the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on return of Afzal Guru’s body was not discussed with anybody in the party.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 17 Mar 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 17 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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