‘I will try to keep PAGD alive’: Tarigami

Srinagar, CPI (M) leader and spokesperson of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Monday said ‘he would try to keep the alliance alive’.

He said the PAGD was in crisis and no one can deny this.

“Yes, there is a crisis … The emergence of PAGD was out of a serious crisis that continues. We still need this platform,” Tarigami said in a press conference in Srinagar.

The PAGD grouping- which was formed in 2020 to fight for the restoration of Article 370, appears on the brink of collapse after two important constituents– National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) openly exchanged barbs over seat sharing in Kashmir last week.

“ I will try as a concerned citizen and as a part of PAGD, this platform should remain alive. I will not say there is no crisis in PAGD, I can’t ignore that,” he said, adding that this PAGD should add more people to make it more vibrant.

Tarigami said there were expectations from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Srinagar.

“We expected something new for us, for Kashmiri Pandits, from PM’s visit to Kashmir but it was nothing,” the CPI(M) leader added.