The People’s Alliance, comprising of the parties in support of the Gupkar Declaration met on Saturday to elect the position holders for the alliance.
The alliance got a formal structure today after the National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah become its head and the People’s Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti took the position of the Vice President.
This is the first time that the well known arch-rivals, the Abdullahs and the Muftis have joined hands and come together for a purpose. The purpose being the demand for restoration of Article 370.
Sajad Lone, who is the spokesperson of the alliance and also the chief of People’s Conference Party announced that the symbol that was flying on the secretariat will also be their alliances’ symbol, referring to the old state flag of J&K.
PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti announced that she will not raise the national flag till Jammu and Kashmir's own flag is back. This statement by Ms.Mufti stirred controversy and the Centre even asked for action against her for her seditious remark.