|Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (JKPDP)|
|Founder||Mufti Mohammed Sayeed|
|Headquarters||2, Circuit House, Emporium Lane, Residency Road, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.|
|Student wing||Peoples Democratic Student Union|
|Ideology||Self-rule in Jammu & Kashmir|
|ECI Status||State Party|
|National convener||Mehbooba Mufti|
|Seats in Lok Sabha||1 / 545|
|Seats in Rajya Sabha||2 / 245|
|Helpline||(0194) 2483422, (0191) 2451228|
|Email id||[email protected]|
|Secretary-General||Nizamu Din Bhat|
The PDP was founded in 1998 by the former Union Home Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed. It 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 general election.
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.
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party JKPDP Achievements
To enhance the economy of the state, the JKPDP, when in power revived the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad and Poonch-Rawalkote trade routes. It also opened the cross LoC trade route. The party revived the tourist trade in Kashmir which significantly added to the revenue of the land. It has implemented a number of PWD projects, like engaging in a thousand crore initiative of the NUURM, preservation of the Dal Lake, restoration of historic sites of Shalimar gardens, Aali Masjid, Harparbat Fort, construction of flyover at Jehengir Chowk and others.