Jammu & Kashmir - Political Parties
The heavenly paradise of Jammu and Kashmir, nestled on the lap of the Himalayas has been the bone of discontent between India and Pakistan since time immemorial. In fact India's much desired freedom came at the cost of repeater strifes in the state that shook the entire nation. In fact, the Jammu and Kashmir Political Parties play a monumental role in holding together the politically high strung state.
Amongst the political parties responsible for the jurisdiction of Jammu and Kashmir, the national parties namely the Indian National Congress and the Bharatiya Janta Party hold on to the political reigns. In fact the presently the administration of Jammu and Kashmir is spearhead by the Congress who have formed the state's government that is led by the able leadership of Ghulam Nabi Azad.
There are several state parties too that are yearning to establish a strong political foothold in the state. The notable state parties include:
One of the several State Parties of Jammu and Kashmir that are active in the state political scenario, the Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party holds a prominent part. The party was founded in the year 1999. Ex Union Home Minister of India - Mr. Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was among the leading founder members of the Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party.
The high point of the party came in 2004, when it won the Sate Assembly Elections and formed the state government. Mufti Mohammad Sayeed became the chief minister of the state and remained in the chair till 2005. It has managed to send one member each in both - the upper and lower houses of the Parliament. When it won the state elections, the Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party was a part of the coalition of United Progressive Alliance. The present president of the Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party or PDP is Mrs. Mehbooba Mufti.
Jammu and Kashmir is possibly one of India's most politically disputed states that has been the bone of discontent between India and Paksitan ever since India attained independence. Amongst the various Jammu and Kashmir yearning to establish a political stronghold in the country, the Democratic Janata Dal (Jammu and Kashmir) holds a special place.
The Democratic Janata Dal (Jammu and Kashmir) is one of the eminent state parties in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The party coalesced with the Jammu & Kashmir National Conference in the year 1998. But this alliance was to last only for a year. On 3rd February 1999 DJD emerged as a separate and independent party.
The current president of the Democratic Janata Dal (Jammu and Kashmir) is Ghulam Qadir Wani while Yograj Singh holds the elite position of the party's General Secretary.
The Democratic Janata Dal is at the moment trying its level best to ensure complete political stability and harmony in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir is an Indian state that has been at the forefront of political activity since time immemorial. Ever since India's heart wrenching following independence, India and Pakistan have been at war trying to establish control over the state. The All Jammu and Kashmir People Patriotic Peoples Front is an eminent state party of Jammu and Kashmir that is striving to keep the political unrest at check.
All Jammu & Kashmir Patriotic Peoples Front is a pro-Indian paramilitary camarilla whose sole objective is to counter the insurgency operations of the militants. The Islamic guerrilla group, the Muslim Mujahedin had stopped their terrorist operations and had thereby joined hands with the state government in the year 1995.
Looking back at the history of the Muslim Mujahedin, it is evident that they were a faction of the Hizb-ul-Mujahedin who organized themselves into the Patriotic Peoples Front to contest the elections. The Patriotic People's Front played a key role during the 1997 elections. They actively buttressed the Jammu & Kashmir National Conference and helped the then Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah to come to power.
A couple of years later, Ghulam Nabi Mir, an All Jammu and Kashmir People Patriotic Peoples Front candidate was elected as a Lok Sabha member from the Anantnag constituency of the state only to be killed within the next two years.
The Praja Parishad Jammu and Kashmir has carved a niche in the political scenario of the state. It is one of the important Jammu and Kashmir State Parties and has been the major opposition of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the constitution of India.
Although the Praja Parishad Jammu and Kashmir Party have its roots in the erstwhile Bharatiya Jana Sangha, it came into existence only in the year 2005. The Praja Parishad or commonly known as the PP, was founded by a group of politicians who broke away from the Bharatiya Janata Pary. The group and the newly found party were headed by Chandermohan Sharma.
The main objective of the Praja Parishad Jammu and Kashmir is to provide autonomy for the Jammu region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It walks the path of other political parties following the Hindutwa line. However due to its stress on national integration, it has earned support from other communities also.