Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party has expelled its top two leaders, Peer Muhammad Hussain and former minister Syed Bashrat Bukhari from the party’s basic membership on charges of anti-party activities. The party has also removed Mehboob Iqbal from the key position of General Secretary.
The decision to expel has been taken soon after the reports suggest that two PDP leaders are mulling to join NC on Wednesday.
PDP vice president, Abdul Rehman Veeri said, “The party has expelled Peer Muhammad Hussain and Syed Basahrat Bukhari from the basic membership of the party on charges of anti-party activities. The party has also removed Mehboob Iqbal, the party General Secretary from the position he was holding.”
Recently, PDP leader from Uri Raja Ajaz Ali Khan resigned from the party along with party workers. Khan said that all his workers including block presidents who were with PDP earleir have decided to quit from the party.
Recently, MLA Tangmarg, Abbas Wani resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Wani has sent a letter in this regard to PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti.
Moreover, PDP received a major setback when former finance minister Haseeb A Drabu and former MLA Zadibal, Abid Ansari left the party recently.
Announcing his resignation on Twitter, Ansari had said the PDP has failed the people on all fronts and ‘I don’t want to be part of lies and deception’.
Former Finance Minister Drabu, in his letter to the PDP chief wrote, “Even though I have not been a dissident — you are aware I had resigned from the cabinet, assembly and party nearly two years ago which you didn’t accept — I have disengaged from the party affairs for quite some time now.”
(With inputs from KNS)