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People’s Conference President Sajad Lone(ANI file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Sajad Lone withdraws from Gupkar Alliance

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:52 PM IST
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Counting of votes for the District Development Council elections at a centre in Jammu on Tuesday.(PTI)
Counting of votes for the District Development Council elections at a centre in Jammu on Tuesday.(PTI)

‘Lotus blooming in Jammu and Kashmir,’ tweets BJP, Omar Abdullah says NC can’t be destroyed

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 01:55 PM IST
The greatest win is for the locals who have endorsed the country’s democratic system, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said.
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Some, including first-time voters said that the DDC election was a “small fight” for restoration of special status of the erstwhile state(PTI)
Some, including first-time voters said that the DDC election was a “small fight” for restoration of special status of the erstwhile state(PTI)

DDC polls are for local issues, not for ‘bigger’ political problems, say voters in J&K’s Ganderbal

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Ganderbal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 04:26 PM IST
The eight phase DDC polls are the first elections in Jammu and Kashmir since it was reorganised as a union territory last year after the abrogation of its special status, and it is being held along with bypolls to panchayats
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J&K DDC polls: Gupkar Alliance releases fifth list

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 01:13 AM IST
Alliance president Farooq Abdullah released the fifth list of candidates, comprising 16 names, most of whom are affiliated with the national conference
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MP and President of National Conference (NC) Farooq Abdullah, PDP chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, former CM Omar Abdullah and other members after a meeting of People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, in Srinagar.(PTI)
MP and President of National Conference (NC) Farooq Abdullah, PDP chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, former CM Omar Abdullah and other members after a meeting of People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, in Srinagar.(PTI)

Is the Gupkar alliance driven by political arithmetic or chemistry?

By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 04:59 AM IST
After being released and just before the DDC polls, leaders of seven political parties in Jammu and Kashmir have announced formation of an alliance called the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) against the nullification or modification of the state’s special constitutional position.
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Leaders of the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration address a press conference after their meeting at Bathindi in Jammu on November 7.(PTI)
Leaders of the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration address a press conference after their meeting at Bathindi in Jammu on November 7.(PTI)

CPI (M) writes to LG over ‘confinement’ of Gupkar alliance candidates ahead of J&K local polls

By Mir Ehsan | Srinagar, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 12:37 PM IST
In a letter to Manoj Sinha, Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami wrote that a number of candidates of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration have been kept away from their constituencies and “bundled into cluster accommodations”
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The NC, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Peoples Conference, the Communist Party of India (Maoist), and the Awami National Conference have formed the PAGD seeking restoration the erstwhile state’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution.(PTI Photo)
The NC, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Peoples Conference, the Communist Party of India (Maoist), and the Awami National Conference have formed the PAGD seeking restoration the erstwhile state’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution.(PTI Photo)

Non-BJP candidates not allowed to campaign, say Gupkar alliance leaders

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 05:43 AM IST
Taking to Twitter, National Conference leader and former chief minister Omar Abdullah said, “The J&K administration is going out of its way to help the BJP & it’s recently created king’s party by locking up candidates opposed to the BJP, using security as an excuse. If the security situation isn’t conducive to campaigning what was the need to announce elections?”
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“The Congress is neither part of Gupkar Alliance nor PAGD. Will Mr Amit Shah bother to explain why the BJP formed a coalition government with the PDP that he is now attacking?” he asked.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)
“The Congress is neither part of Gupkar Alliance nor PAGD. Will Mr Amit Shah bother to explain why the BJP formed a coalition government with the PDP that he is now attacking?” he asked.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)

Congress says it’s not part of Gupkar alliance

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 07:23 AM IST
In a statement, Congress’s chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused Shah of making mischievous statements on Jammu & Kashmir and insisted that the Congress would never compromise on the country’s territorial integrity.
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Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala along with party MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(ANI)
Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala along with party MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(ANI)

Congress not part of Gupkar alliance: Surjewala

By Asian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni | Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 06:08 PM IST
In a press statement, Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala hit out at Union home minister Amit Shah over asking Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi to clear their stand if they support the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration.
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President of National Conference (NC) Farooq Abdullah, PDP chief and former Chief Ministes Mehbooba Mufti,Omar Abdullah and other members after a meeting of People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration in Srinagar in October.(PTI FILE)
President of National Conference (NC) Farooq Abdullah, PDP chief and former Chief Ministes Mehbooba Mufti,Omar Abdullah and other members after a meeting of People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration in Srinagar in October.(PTI FILE)

We have electoral arrangement, don’t fully endorse Gupkar agenda: Congress

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 05:09 PM IST
The Congress hit back at the BJP on Tuesday and accused it of double standards.
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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti at party HQ in Jammu.(PTI)
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti at party HQ in Jammu.(PTI)

First it was ‘tukde tukde’, now it’s ‘Gupkar’: Mehbooba Mufti’s reply to Amit Shah’s ‘gang’ jibe

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 03:07 PM IST
It is BJP’s old habit to project people as anti-nationals while the party violates the Constitution day in and day out, Mehbooba said.
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The National Conference and the People’s Democratic Party are the two major constituents of the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration led by Farooq Abdullah.(PTI)
The National Conference and the People’s Democratic Party are the two major constituents of the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration led by Farooq Abdullah.(PTI)

Gupkar alliance an exploitative outfit formed to grab power: BJP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 05:39 PM IST
The BJP also accused the Congress of duplicity for joining the Gupkar Alliance.
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The Congress must reply to its stand on the comments made by the leaders of Gupkar Alliance. (Photo: @BJP4India)
The Congress must reply to its stand on the comments made by the leaders of Gupkar Alliance. (Photo: @BJP4India)

Gupkar alliance wants to continue with corruption in J&K, says RS Prasad, seeks explanation from Congress

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 03:14 PM IST
“Those who left Kashmir behind and reached Punjab and beyond went on to become Prime Minister and deputy Prime Minister. Kashmir met a brutal fate,” the Union minister said.
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Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Farooq Abdullah(PTI photo)
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Farooq Abdullah(PTI photo)

Congress still part of Gupkar Alliance, will fight DDC elections ‘together’: Farooq Abdullah

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 09:21 PM IST
Farooq Abdullah’s remarks came a day after the Congress announced its decision to put up candidates for the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) elections.
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Members of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah at Bathindi in Jammu on Saturday(PTI)
Members of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah at Bathindi in Jammu on Saturday(PTI)

Parties under Gupkar alliance to contest jointly in upcoming district development council polls

UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 12:21 AM IST
This would be first such electoral exercise post August 5, 2019, where the National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party — the two mainstream political parties, will be contesting jointly
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