x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   People very happy with abrogation of Article 370, situation in J&K normal: MoS Home | Defence Minister Rajnath Singh mocks Pakistan for 'running pillar to post' over J&K, says talks will happen only on PoK | Arun Jaitley’s health condition continues to remain critical | Government's move in Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370 abrogation challenged in SC by retired military officers, bureaucrats | Mobile internet services snapped in Jammu region again | Under detention, Omar and Mehbooba miss favorite food | Governor visit Jaitley at AIIMS | Weapons of over 250 SPOs seized over fear of them joining terror groups | Jammu And Kashmir Government's 4-Point Blueprint For Long-Term Calm | Restrictions eased across Valley, 17 telephone exchanges functional, schools to open from Monday | Pakistan provokes Kashmir, says Lal Chowk to be graveyard soon | Years on, Shergarh village still awaits development in real sense | Will distribute my salary among needy' | NSA Ajit Doval for speedy resumption of telecom services in Kashmir | 2G Internet Connectivity Restored Across Jammu Division | Restrictions eased in 5 more districts of Jammu region, life limping back to normal | Two brothers swept away in Devak river, one rescued | Admit cards to be treated as movement pass: Div Com | With no letup in restrictions, people try to communicate with relatives through letters | Article 370 repealed, over 21,000 West Pakistani families to see new life ahead | Indian Army hits Pakistan post opposite Rajouri sector | Strict action will be taken against rumour mongers IGP Jammu | Soldier martyred in Pak firing along LoC in Rajouri | Flash floods hit Kathua, Samba; 15 rescued | Sanyog Parivar celebrates I-Day | JKTATI celebrates Aarohan | POWERGRID celebrates I-Day | JK Tyre expands India footprint, opens 500th brand shop | ABDPSS celebrates Rakshabandan samaroh | DPS Jammu excels in Inter-DPS Quiz Competition-2019 | JKSAC hails centre for abrogation of Article 370 | PNB organizes Bottom Up Pan India Consultative Process | Association of Micro and Small Scale Industries meets Anoo Malhotra, Director Industries | 'Aggrieved land owner seeks compensation at current market rate' | DCC Jammu Rural stages silent protest over detention of mainstream political leaders | Mankotia calls on Chief Engineer UEED | DC visits flood prone areas in Kathua, emphasizes effective monitoring | DC visits Poonch, takes stock of public issues | BJP holds meet of senior party leaders to review membership campaign progress | SKUAST organizes awareness programme | Around 200 schools in various zones of Srinagar to resume classwork on Monday | Rotary Club organises plantation drive at Women ITI | DC Jammu reviews arrangements for Krishan Janmashtami, Shoba Yatra | Shiksha Niketan organizes awareness campaign | JKNPP delegation to meet central leaders over JK situation: Harsh | Heritage School organizes mock UN on sustainable development | BJP leader Suri hoists Tricolour | Boost efforts to facilitate industry in state: Advisor K Skandan | 2 days Martial Arts Championship concludes | Balwant Thakur's 'Ghumayee' to feature in Shreshtha Bharat | Happy that Ladakh is being discussed in UN: BJP MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal | HC upholds PSA of criminal | Article 370, 35A - Tag of Emotional Separatism between J&K and India | BJP nominates District Election Incharges, Co-Incharges | Raksha Bandhan on I-Day not mere coincidence: Khanna | Singla cautions school against overloading | Amid Indo-Pak tensions over Kashmir, Pakistani couples get married in Rajkot | Jammu and Kashmir: What Pakistan can do and how India should respond | Inter-House music competition held at Jammu Sanskriti School | Atal Behari Vajpayee equally revered all region of J&K: Prof Gupta | Dr. Manohar lambasts local BJP for cheating nationalist people of Jammu | CEO pays surprise visit to Government Schools | Government ITI organises plantation drive | Historical wrong undone | SKS condemns those opposing revocation of Article 370 | J&K GRAMEEN Bank organized Village Level Programmes | MPEJ justifies house arrest of opposition leaders | JKP scripts history; bags 3 Shourya Chakra for valour, bravery | Pak lies about Trump's willingness to mediate on Kashmir issue | Parental orientation programme held at MV International School | Court acquits Resident Manager SIDCO, other accused in cheating case | Home delivery of LPG in Srinagar, DC reviews status | Court acquits Resident Manager SIDCO, other accused in cheating case | DDC Rajouri convenes meeting of RDD | House collapsed due to torrential rains | Power shut down | MRMJ welcomes removal of Article 370 | Back Issues  
 
news details
Is Haseeb Drabu back in business?
Mehbooba inducts ex-Finance Minister in PDP's PAC
9/7/2018 10:50:44 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Sept 7: In a bid to keep the party intact, the PDP which is battling internal rebellion, has extend an olive branch to its former finance minister Dr Haseeb Drabu by inducting him in the Political Affairs Committee (PAC).
Drabu, known as the key architect of the BJP-PDP alliance after the fragmented verdict of 2014 polls, was sacked from the council of ministers by PDP president Mehbooba Mufti in March over his controversial speech made by him in New Delhi.
However, three months after the BJP toppled the government in the state with Drabu's sacking being speculated as one of the main reasons, Mehbooba Mufti on Friday announced that Drabu and Altaf Bukhari are going to be PDP's new members of the PAC.
Meanwhile, there are speculations that such an action has been taken to woo Drabu back into the party fold and give him enough reasons to believe that he is still important for the PDP and its future coarse of action.
There are also chances that with Drabu back into the fold, he could play a crucial role in re-structuring the ties between his party and the BJP which pulled out of the coalition government and paved the way for imposition of Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, only time is going to decide whether Drabu's home coming will infuse new hope among the party cadres about f possible government formation in the state.
On March 12, news reports quoted Drabu as saying at an event, "Kashmir: The Way Forward", that "Don't see J&K as a conflict state and a political issue, it is a society which has social issues right now…"
"It (J&K) is not a political issue as far as I can see. They have been barking up the wrong tree for the last 50 or 70 years by talking about the politics of it, and the political situation has never improved. We seriously need to look at in terms of how it (Kashmir) is a society that is in search of itself," Drabu was quoted at the function organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
After these controversial remarks, the then chief minister Mehbooba Mufti removed Drabu from her cabinet. The development came a day after the PDP asked Drabu to retract his comment and sought an explanation from him for making the statement "detrimental to the party's interests".
If sources are to be believed, Drabu was not even given a chance to explain what he meant by his statement in which he stated that Kashmir was not a political issue. His sacking creating a rift between him and the party with former preferring not to attend any party meet to function and even remaining away from the public gaze.
Will the decision taken by Mehbooba on Friday undo the wrongs? Only time will tell.
  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