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Now, MLC Reshi wants respite from ‘family politics’


Srinagar, July 6: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and MLC from north Kashmir’s Bandipora Yasir Reshi on Friday supported his party colleagues to seek an alternative to the traditional family rule in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement, Reshi said that he was in complete conformity with the views expressed recently by “my esteemed colleagues, to find an alternative to the traditional two-family system.” “The only way out is to give a chance to a new leadership. The State needs a respite from the tried, tested and failed two-family power sharing model,” he said in his statement. He claimed that Jammu and Kashmir is facing multiple challenges like governance, law and order and most importantly the challenges of societal distress. “Successive governments have failed to face these challenges resulting in an anarchical type of situation,” he said. While suggesting an alternative, he said the need of the hour is to rise to the occasion and collectively, cutting across party lines, build a consensus on a leadership which has the capacity of countering these challenges.