Jammu, Nov 9: Days after his expulsion from the post of chief patron after meeting the leaders of the Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) here, the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Monday revoked the exclusion of its founder Bhim Singh terming his visit purely as “personal”.
The JKNPP on Saturday had removed Singh from the post, saying “there is no place in the party for those who disrespect Jammu region”s sentiment”. Singh had attended the meeting of the PAG at the Bathindi residence of National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah.
“Putting an end to the controversy erupted in the NPP in the wake of Singh meeting some leaders of the Gupkar alliance and the resultant crises, the issue has been sorted out amicably after verifying the factual position,” a party release said.
As per the report given by a fact finding committee constituted by the party headed by Balwant Singh Mankotia, Singh’s visit was purely personal and not connected in any way with Gupkar declaration, it said.
“And accordingly it was decided that Singh will continue to hold the position of Chief Patron of the Party,” Mankotia said.
He said in view of the findings of the committee and the gargantuan contributions made by Singh, it was unanimously decided that the status quo ante shall be restored.