Amid NC-Cong alliance talks, two PDP leaders hold secrete meetings with Congress in New Delhi

Congress non-committal yet keeps doors open 

Srinagar, March 15 (RNA):  Even as the National-Conference –Congress alliance is still taking shape, two senior PDP leaders have reportedly approached Congress seeking their entry into the national party. Both the leaders are known to have differences with the PDP leadership and have even spoken publically against it’s President Mehbooba Mufti in the past. RNA has learnt from reliable sources that the two North Kashmir based leaders of the People’s Democratic Party, who had been legislators also held multiple rounds of meetings with congress leaders both at State level and in New Delhi during the last two weeks. The duo is reported to have met even Party election campaign chief and leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad also in New Delhi. However, it is not known whether the Congress was willing to allow them entry into the fold or not. Sources but confirmed to RNA that both the former legislators were camping in New Delhi presently and have been meeting various Congress leaders there to break the ice.

Pertinently both the leaders were part of the infamous press conference of a group of disgruntled PDP leaders in Srinagar who had revolted against President Mehbooba Mufti soon after the collapse of PDP-BJP government last year. They along with others were speculated to join People’s conference but later settled in staying back in the party.

The Congress Sources confirmed to RNA that the duo met party leadership separately both at State local and in New Delhi also, but refused to divulge further details.

“Yes they have been meeting our leadership but it would be pre-mature to say anything about their entry into the party.” a senior Congress leader told RNA, adding that his party was not keen to have them at this stage at least. (RNA)