Srinagar, Jan 13 : Days after demanding a clear ” Road Map” for moving ahead, the national Confernce leader and former Minster Syed Basharat Bukhari was conspicuously absent from an important party meeting presided by Party President Dr. Farooq Abdullah at Srinagar .
Bukhari is understood to have earned anonymity of several senior leaders of the party who- according to sources- were not happy with the statement demanding road map from the conglomerate of mainstream parties led by his party supremeo .
Pertinently Tuesday’s meeting was the first after the former Minster went public asking PAGD for a road map. To the surprise of many, Bukhari even went further by saying, ” people can’t be taken for a ride and they have the right to know how PAGD was intending to take the fight forward.
” The Tuesday meeting according to sources was attended by many senior leaders including General Secretary Ali Mohammad sagar, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Mohammad Akbar Lone, Chaudary Mohammad Ramzan, Mir Saifullah and Altaf Ahmad Kaloo. But what has surprised many was the absence of Basharat Bukhari and the presence of his Consituency In-charge Mohammad Yaqoob Wani and his son Jehangir Wani.
Sources said, the conspicuous absence of the former Minster who had only last year crossed over into the party from PDP has given rise to the speculations that “everything was not well in the party.”(KNS)