Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party
This article is missing information about the party's ideology.(August 2017)
|Lok Sabha leader||Muzaffar Hussain Baig|
|Rajya Sabha leader||Fayaz Ahmad Mir|
|Founder||Mufti Mohammed Sayeed|
|Split from||Indian National Congress|
|Headquarters||2, Circuit House, Emporium Lane, Residency Road, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India|
|Student wing||Peoples Democratic Student Union|
|ECI Status||State Party|
|Alliance||NDA (2015—2018) |
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
1 / 545(currently 528 members + 1 Speaker)
|Seats in Rajya Sabha|
2 / 245
|Seats in Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly|
28 / 87
The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (JKPDP) is a state political party in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The PDP was headed and founded by Mufti Mohammed Sayeed. His daughter, Mehbooba Mufti, succeeded him as party leader and as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir following his death in January 2016.
The PDP was founded in 1998 by the former Union Home Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed. It captured power in Jammu and Kashmir in October 2002 Assembly elections. In 2004 it had one member each in the Lok Sabha and in the Rajya Sabha. It was a member of the ruling United Progressive Alliance until the 2009 general election.
Sayeed headed the PDP-Indian National Congress Coalition Government between October 2002 and November 2005, and he was the party's Patron until his death on 7 January 2016. The PDP is now headed by Mehbooba Mufti, Sayeed's daughter.
The PDP operates on the ideology of self-rule, as distinctly different from the issues of autonomy. It believes that self-rule as a political philosophy, as opposed to autonomy, ensures the empowerment of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, while further engaging in debates over new political territoriality of Jammu and Kashmir.
In the 2014 general election, three of its members were elected to the Lok Sabha. Its strength in the Legislative Assembly is 28 and in the Rajya Sabha is two. The party ran a Coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir with the Bharatiya Janata Party until the BJP abandoned the coalition on June 19, 2018 due to concerns about terrorism and radicalization in Kashmir.
|Year||Election||Seats Won||Change in Seat||% of votes||votes swing||Ref.|
|2002 Legislative Assembly election||8th Assembly||16|
|Indian general election, 1998||12th Lok Sabha||0|
|Indian general election, 2004||14th Lok Sabha||1||22.02||2||–|
|2008 Legislative Assembly election||9th Assembly||21||5||5||–|
|Indian general election, 2009||15th Lok Sabha||0||2||–|
|Indian general election, 2014||16th Lok Sabha||3||3||20.50|||
|2014 Legislative Assembly election||10th Assembly||28||5||22.7||7||–|
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