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Another high-ranking politician resigns from the PDP | India News


JAMMU: In another jolt for the former J&K chief minister, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by Mehbooba Mufti, its top leader and ex-MLC Surinder Choudhary resigned from the party’s basic membership on Tuesday, claiming the party had been Kidnapped by a clique made up of lounge politicians, land grabbers and the mafia. Previously, on March 17, former J&K MP CM Muzaffar Hussain Baig had resigned from the PDP.
Nowshera District Development Council member Dr. Manohar Singh, Bodh Raj Bloc Development Council chairman, 16 sarpanches, 70 panches, three councilors and many zone committee officials also resigned from the party with Choudhary.
At a press conference here, Choudhary claimed that PDP Chairman Mehbooba was under the influence of some officials and could not distinguish between good and evil, and had deviated from the central agenda of “peace with dignity” as the party’s founder, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, had envisioned. .
“We have been forced to take this step because the PPD has been kidnapped by some parlor politicians, land grabbers and land mafia, who have rallied around it (Mehbooba),” he said.
Choudhary had already resigned from the post of general secretary of the PDP and its political affairs committee on March 17 after Mehbooba’s reorganization of the party shortly after being reelected party chairman. He said: “The Mufti Mohammad Sayeed regime was the golden age in J&K history, paving the way for the revival of business, tourism and even cross-border routes, for the benefit of the public. His vision was even supported by former Prime Minister AB Vajpayee. ”
He added: “Unfortunately, within four years of the Mufti Sahib’s demise, the PPD is facing an existential crisis as all the high-level leaders have left the party. Mehbooba never bothered to ask the leaders why they were leaving the party. I resigned from both positions, but she did not try to communicate with me, ”Choudhary said.
Underlining that no one pressured him to leave the party, he claimed that a false narrative was being created within the party that most officials were resigning due to pressure from central agencies.

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