July 2019 News

Founder Member Of PDP Khalid Band Resigns, Likely To Join NC Soon

17 July 2019
Kashmir News Service

Srinagar: In a huge setback to the People's Democratic Party (PDP), a senior leader of party, district president Pulwama and former MLA Mohammad Khalil Bandh has resigned from the basic membership of the party. In a letter, Khalil Bandh outlined how the party compromised on its basic principles after demise of late Mufti Mohammad Syed and how veteran faces were sidelined in decision making process and the manner in which series of self destructive decisions were taken at behest of the vested interests. He outlined how voices of experienced and wisdom were neglected and humiliated and the manner in which he found himself suffocated during the tenure of Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. It is worth mentioning here that Khalil Bandh is founder member of PDP and is veteran political figure from turmoil hit South Kashmir, having looked after key portfolios. He expressed gratitude to the great support given to him by his beloved workers and vowed to never let down them. Bandh reaffirmed that for the larger Interests of his workers and emotions of people he is left with no option but to say goodbye to the party. Meanwhile, Bandh is likely to join National Conference (NC) soon with reliable sources informing Kashmir News Service (KNS) that the leader conversed with the party leaders and would join the party soon. 'Bandh has resigned from the basic membership of the party and he would join National Conference (NC) soon,' sources said, adding that he would also contest the upcoming assembly elections on NC's ticket from Pulwama constituency.