Political Silence in J&K Breaks Once More

Political Silence in J&K Breaks Once More

After the arrival of the Delimitation Commission to J&K in July 2021, a sudden political hustle-bustle began to gain momentum across J&K. Political debates started over news channels, leaders from different political parties voiced their concerns and local people experienced a resuscitation of long dead political fervour in the region.

But when the commission left everything became numb again. Political dormancy prevailed once again and political figures vanished from the public scene.

However, the condition of the people continued to remain the same where on a routine basis different sections of our society tried to convey their grievances to those in authority with a minimal help from the local political leaders.

Once again, the political wheel has begun to spin in J&K with more passion evoking further confusion along with it. The political experts suggest that many displacements of political figures will happen in upcoming days that will change the very existing political scenario in the region.

On one side Omar Abdullah has gone for an eight days long tour to Chenab Valley while Ravinder Raina approached Kashmir to attend a huge gathering at Karnah in district Kupwara. Mehbooba Mufti recently turned her face towards Bandipora in order to address a worker’s gathering there and Ghulam Nabi Azad seemed busy in his public interaction with the public in Kokernag area of district Anantnag. Abdul Majeed Padder from Kulgam also addressed a huge gathering at Damhal Hanji Pora today. All of it suggests that maybe not the statehood but elections are definitely on the cards.

Numerous sources have also revealed that Assembly elections can happen any sooner after May 2022 and recent reports confirm that Delhi is in a mood to begin elections before Amarnath pilgrimage or even Ramadan.

But this time it will be real hard for the political parties to present their resolutions, agendas and future commitments before the people as there exist a plethora of choices before them. A political party that stands honest, true and reciprocates with the demands and grievances of the general public will definitely have a better chance this time than manoeuvring or sloganeering.

A tough fight between political factions of the valley is on its way and we can only hope that people vote for those candidates who will tomorrow address their routine problems, deliver them a better future and implement the developmental projects on ground. Rest time will reveal everything.

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