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8 PDP leaders quit party in last 6 months

Jammu: As many as eight prominent leaders of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) quit party in last six months.

On Tuesday, Senior leader and former MLC Surinder Choudhary on Tuesday resigned from the basic membership of the party, saying it has been hijacked by “drawing-room politicians, land grabbers and land mafia” members.

MLC Surinder Choudhary

He said he was leaving the party because it has been hijacked and not under the pressure of any government agency.

He claimed the Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti is under the influence of such few leaders and was unable to distinguish between right and wrong and has deviated from the core agenda of ‘peace with dignity’ envisaged by party founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Earlier, on March 21, Khursheed Aalam, PDP’s Srinagar face, and Yasir Reshi, a former legislator from Bandipora resigned from the basic membership.

Khursheed Aalam
Yasir Reshi

Similarly, last year in the month of November 26  barely two days ahead of DDC elections in Jammu and Kashmir, 2020 the PDP had suffered jolt as three senior leaders — Dhaman Bhasin, Fallail Singh and Pritam Kotwal — resigned.

On October 26, former PDP MP TS Bajwa along with former MLC Ved Mahajan and former state secretary Choudhary Hussain Ali Wafa had quit the party over Mehbooba Mufti’s highly provocative remarks against the Tricolour.


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