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Raja Aijaz Ali, former IGP Crime, quits PDP, joins Peoples Conference

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Srinagar: Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Raja Aijaz Ali joined the Peoples Conference on Wednesday.

Ali, the former IGP, Crime Jammu and Kashmir police joined Sajad Lone’s People’s Conference at the residence of Imran Raza Ansari in Srinagar.

On the occasion, PC chairman Lone, Imran Raza Ansari and other PC leaders and workers welcomed Ali into People’s Conference.

Ali is a resident of Pehlipora Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and contested the last assembly elections on PDP ticket but lost to the National Conference candidate Mohammad Shafi Uri.

On Monday, Bashir Ahmad Runyal,  a former IAS officer who was the district president of Ramban  and state secretary of the PDP, quit the party.

Recently two senior leaders of the PDP Syed Basharat Bukhari and Peer Mohammad Hussain resigned from the Party and joined the National Conference. However the PDP, in a statement had said that they have expelled the two for indulging in ‘Anti-Party’ activities.

Earlier, 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.”

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