x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Wanted in Guv Rule: SAC rebirth, sincere action against corrupt netas | Jammu seething with anger | Hoping to be retained, PDP leader waited for 4 days before quitting | Ex-Mantris are still ministers in official websites | Instead of tendering apology from people, Amit Shah rakes up discrimination issues to befool people | Sahai likely to assume command of State Police | Week on, Police fail to identify terror group that killed Shujaat | Has BJP decided to sideline anti-Jammu Ram Madhav from J&K affairs? | Admin tightens noose around absentees | PUPPETS: The tale of emotions in motion | Absence of fast track courts leaves rape victims in lurch | Artificial Intelligence in today's world | Late Suraj Saraf- a Veteran Journalist, Writer and Photographer | Need to Develop and Disseminate Location- Specific Technologies | Guv seeks details of 'deadwood' officers | Lal Singh addresses public meeting at Ramgarh | Madhav blissfully ignorant | NCC cadets organizes Swachhta activities | Mobile Internet services restored in Srinagar | Chamber Secretary visits martyr Aurangzeb's family | Jammu grows apples in hot summer; threshold of economic revolution | SKUAST-K jeopardises research activities | Police arrest teacher for molesting minor | Guv reviews Yatra security arrangements at Sheshnag, Chandanwari, Nunwan Camps | Will erring PIO be penalised? | Defend, destroy, defeat - fresh brief for security agencies in Kashmir | Sanjeev Verma assumes office as Div Com Jammu | Mock drill for natural disaster ahead of yatra held | Governor reviews Civic amenities in Katra, approves new works valuing Rs 1 crore | Jan visits DH Poonch, highlights unstable stage of vital health unit | Governor delegates powers to CS, Administrative Secretaries | Governor allocates Departments to Advisors | Two stone crushers likely to face closure for illegal mining in Rajouri | Panun Kashmir slams Prof Soz for anti-national remarks | RDD Block Bunjwah remains closed during official hours, operating office from Kishtwar | 'Amit Shah admits total failure of his Government' | Search operation launched in Hajin after tip-off about terrorists | PDTA organizes Bhandara on Nirjala Ekadashi | In reality, NDA Govt only allowed militancy to re-emerge in Valley: Omar Abdullah | Centre urged to make rule against handing over militants' bodies to kin | DDC Doda inspects various departments, issues on spot suspension orders | Terrorists killed in Anantnag may have been targeting Amarnath Yatra: Report | Congress, frontal organizations condoles Chuni Lal Badyal's demise | 'Amit Shah admits total failure of his Government' | Army chief reviews security situation along LoC | Congress leaders on same frequency as terrorists, says Amit Shah in Jammu | Sham Sharma flags off 6th Baba Sidh Goriya Yatra | LWWS stages Nukkad play | JKSBA organizes free speedball training camp | Governor meets IPS Probationers | NHM organizes workshop on breast cancer | KVK Reasi observes International Yoga day | JKCA premier championship begun | Free Medical check up camp held | NSS team visit Purmandal, conducted Swachh Bharat Abhiyan | 'Kashmir World Short Film Festival' | JKNPP to hold National Integration Camp at Sudhmahadev | International Yoga Day celebrated at Police Academy Udhampur | JKMEF Team completes district wise tours | MLA Udhampur listens problems of people | Nirjala Akadasi celebrated in Jammu | Director Agriculture inspects Subordinate Offices | Sanjeev Verma assumes office as Div Com Jammu | JKESLEC pays homage to Rifleman Aurangzeb | IGNOU entrance test for management programmes held | Scheme of ex-gratia to civilian victims of cross border firing simplified | Div Com directs DCs to constitute squads to check attendance in Govt offices | Parts of Kashmir shut against killing of ISIS militants | Power shut down | 16 bovines rescued, truck driver held | BBIA demands issuance of SROs of approved budget proposals 2018-19 | Back Issues  
 
news details
Imran Ansari returns to haunt Farooq
Nervous NC patron on cross roads
3/21/2017 12:22:01 AM
Kashmir by-polls


Early Times Report

Srinagar, Mar 20: As the National Conference patron and the former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah gets ready to play his last innings prior to his retirement from the politics, the senior leaders of NC, Congress and other parties have joined hands to ensure that Dr Farooq wins Srinagar Parliamentary seat slated to go for polls on April 10. However, to win Srinagar seat, looks like a Herculean task for Dr Farooq.
Sources told Early Times that Dr Farooq has sought assurance from the senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and new entrant into the Congress Tariq Hameed Kara that they would campaign for him.
A source said that none of the NC leaders were in favour of Dr Farooq contesting the forthcoming by-polls for the Lok Sabha as many of them were of the opinion that situation is not conducive. "A few NC leaders were of the opinion that a young face should have been given the chance to contest from Srinagar and veterans could have acted as mentors and guides.
To contest the Lok Sabha by-polls is Dr Farooq's own decision," the source added.
Insiders revealed that feedback provided by the NC workers has disturbed the NC leadership and they fear that winning Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary seat could prove to be a difficult task. "The prominent Shia cleric and estranged PDP leader Imran Ansari mending fences with the PDP after the assurance from the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti that all his concerns woul
Mushkil hain baba!
Ghulam Nabi Azad campaigning for Dr Farooq won't make much a difference. As far as Tariq Karra is concerned he till yesterday used to swear by PDP. Situation and political equations make it clear that Dr Farooq may regret contesting these by-polls.
d be addressed has added to the woes of NC patron Dr Farooq Abdullah who was hoping that Ansari's absence from the scene would help his cause" the insiders added.
It's in place to mention here that Imran Ansari had resigned from the cabinet as IT Minister last month after Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, reshuffled her cabinet. He had expressed his displeasure over him not being given the plum ministry. After tendering his resignation he (Imran) left for Iran. After his return the PDP leaders approached him and persuaded him to withdraw his resignation. He met the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti following the meeting he was made the in charge of Srinagar-Budgam Parliamentary constituency.
"Imran enjoys lot of support in central Kashmir's Budgam district. His supporters would vote for the candidate whom Imran would ask them to vote for. Imran taking the charge of PDP's campaign have made the contest more difficult for Dr Farooq Abdullah as Shia votes would now go in PDP's favour," said a politician.
He said, "Ghulam Nabi Azad campaigning for Dr Farooq won't make much of a difference as he has remained outside the state. As far as Tariq Karra is concerned he till yesterday used to swear by PDP. He (Karra) is the one who defeated Dr Farooq in 2014 Parliamentary polls. And this time around he wants to seek votes for the candidate whom he castigated just three years ago. Situation and political equations make it clear that Dr Farooq may regret contesting these by-polls."
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU