Congress, BJP leaders join PDP

Congress leader from South Kashmir’s Shangus, Khalid Maqbool on Friday joined People’s Democratic Party (PDP) along with “hundreds of his supporters, Panchs and Sarpanchs,” a PDP handout said.

Also, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and party’s incharge in Tral assembly segment, Manzoor Ahamed Ganie joined the PDP “terming party’s stand and resolve to safeguard JK’s unique position a prime reason for joining the party”.

Welcoming both Khalid and Manzoor into the PDP,  the party president Mehboba Mufti termed their entry a welcome measure and expressed hope that “duo will work earnestly to strengthen the party and democratise its mission of inclusivity, tolerance and safeguarding of people’s rights.”