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PDP threatens to pull out

PDP, a partner in the J&K government, threatens to pull out of the coalition if the order allotting land to Amarnath shrine board is not revoked.

india Updated: Jun 25, 2008 16:48 IST

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a partner in the Jammu and Kashmir government, on Wednesday threatened to pull out of the coalition if the order allotting land to Amarnath shrine board was not revoked.

"If no solution is found, we will have to be with the people. We will have to give up our power and join the people," Deputy Chief Minister and PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig said.

PDP, which has openly come out against the decision to allot forest land to the shrine board in Anantnag district, has set June 30 as the deadline for the government to rescind the order that has led to violent protests in the state.

PDP ministers had met their leader and former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday and sought withdrawal of the order.

Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad had last evening convened a meeting of Congress ministers to discuss the situation arising out of the land allotment.