While PDP dissidents stayed away from a meeting with party president and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday, party leaders have started reaching out to rebel MLAs. They expressed confidence that barring former minister Imran Raza Ansari and his uncle Abdi Ansari, the other dissidents will soon be back in the party fold.
On Monday, three rebel legislators — Abdul Majeed Padder, Javeed Ahmad Beig, and Abbass Wani — were scheduled to meet Mufti. None of them turned up at her residence.
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About the PDP rebels missing the meeting with Mehbooba Mufti, sources said most party leaders and legislators, including some dissidents, had gone to Ladoora, in Rafiabad, to pay condolences to senior PDP leader Altaf Bukhari on his mother’s death, and that could be the…