Srinagar, Oct 16, KDC: In a major setback to National Conference (NC) former finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather’s son is joining Peoples conference (PC) today in Srinagar.
Sources in Peoples Conference confirmed to news agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) that Hilal Ahmad Rather, son of senior National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather is joining Peoples Conference (PC) today at Sajad Lone’s residence in Srinagar.
They said “The news of Hilal’s joining the PC is one of the most significant developments emerging out of the political landscape of J&K. The Rather family has been a strong pillar of the NC for decades now adding that Hilal’s joining the PC will bring about a perceptible change in the power politics of J&K.”
“The National Conference which has survived political desertions in the past is fast losing ground with key leaders leaving the party. This will immensely strengthen the Peoples Conference, which has been making huge strides in the last few months, to emerge as a formidable force to reckon with,” they added. (KDC)