Rift in PDP continues, party disowns Altaf Bukhari’s statement

Srinagar: The rift in Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is still continuing as the disagreements in the party are still not coming to the conclusion.

After the spree of resigns in the party, the party has now publically objected the statement made by its senior leader and former finance minister, Syed Altaf Bukhari.
Altaf Bukhari in this morning seconded former chief minister and NC vice president Omar Abdullah regarding no coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir. However, in the evening, the party issued a statement, saying that PDP disowns Altaf’s statement on coalition government.

Altaf’s disagreement with the party was visible since last month when he in his daily press statements didn’t mention him as a PDP leader. The happenings in the public clearly indicate that the disagreements in the party are still going on and have no end at present to find a way for the conclusion.

Notably, leaders including some top leaders who served as cabinet ministers in the erstwhile PDP-BJP bonhomie resigned from the basic membership of the party. These include former Finance Minister Haseeb A Drabu, former minister Imran Raza Ansari, former minister Javiad Mustafa Mir, former MLAs including Abid Raza Ansari an Abbas Wani.

Sources inside the party divulged to KNO that many of the members are at corner and are expected to resign from the party soon. Several former MLAs they said are in contact with each other and firm to come up with a new party, likely to be formed soon.

Reliable sources added that several meetings were convened in this regard during which several issues were discussed. “There will be a breakthrough soon in this regard as the elections in Jammu and Kashmir are coming closer,” they said.(KNO)