PDP is facing revolt as its various legislatures have alleged Mehbooba Mufti propagating nepotism and favouring her brother Tassduq Mufti and other relatives. According to ‘The Indian Express,’ On Monday, three rebel legislators — Abdul Majeed Padder, Javeed Ahmad Beig, and Abbass Wani — were scheduled to meet Mufti. None of them turned up at her residence.
About the PDP rebels missing the meeting with Mehbooba Mufti, sources said most party leaders and legislators, including some dissidents, had gone to Ladoora, in Rafiabad, to pay condolences to senior PDP leader Altaf Bukhari on his mother’s death, and that could be the reason for their absence.
Abdul Padder, one of the dissident MLAs, told “I had gone to Altaf-sahib’s residence to offer condolences. I haven’t yet made up my mind about meeting (Mehbooba Mufti).”
On Monday, several PDP leaders and legislators turned up at the Baramulla residence of Javeed Beig, another dissident legislator. Sources in the party said that while the leaders dropped in for a courtesy visit, they had informal discussion over the political situation emerging in the party.
“He (Beig) has some issues and grievances with the party, but all that can be sorted out easily. We have got indications that he will be back in the party fold soon,” a PDP leader said. “We are hopeful that most dissidents will return to the party but we are not sure about the Ansaris.”