Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party
|Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party|
|Headquarters||2, Circuit House, Emporium Lane, Residency Road, Srinagar|
|Student wing||Peoples Democratic Student Union|
|Ideology||Self-rule in Jammu & Kashmir|
|ECI Status||State Party|
|Seats in Lok Sabha||
3 / 545
|Seats in Rajya Sabha||
2 / 245
|Seats in Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly||
28 / 87
|Politics of India
The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a state political party in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It was founded in 1998 by the former Union Home Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, and captured power in the state of 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 elections.
The PDP is headed by Mehbooba Mufti. Her father, Mufti Mohammad 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 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 elections, 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 is currently running a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir with the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance.
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