Aijaz Rather resigns from PDP

Says party not following principles of democracy

Srinagar, Jun 20: District Organizing Secretary Srinagar of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aijaz Ahmed Rather Thursday resigned from the basic membership of the party. He has tendered his resignation before party president Mehbooba Mufti.
In a resignation letter, Aijaz Rather said the party was not following the principles of democracy. “With deep disappointment over the party affairs being run by the PDP leadership, it has become clear to me that I will not be able to fulfill my party responsibility henceforth.
During my long association with this party I have witnessed many phases wherein this party was trying to prove as a viable political alternative.
But in light of the present situation within the party, I have come to conclusion that the party is not following the principles of democracy which formed basis of its creation,” he said. “I hereby tender resignation from my basic membership and as the District Organizing Secretary of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (JKPDP) Srinagar with effect from 20-06-2019,” Rather said.(KNO)