Srinagar: Senior People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Muzaffar Hussain Beigh on Saturday quit the party over his differences with the seat-sharing agreement it entered into with other parties of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD).
Beigh announced his decision while talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS).
“NC is fighting on majority seats. It is not in interests of PDP. I respect Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and I wish them luck. I am leaving PDP on principle,” Beigh told the news agency.
He also said that he was not consulted for the party’s seat-sharing agreement with other PAGD affiliated parties.
“Today evening I called her (Mehbooba) and told her about resignation from PDP as a patron and a member.”
Regarding his future plans, Beigh said he will consult his friends and well-wishers about it.
Beigh said he is addressing media about his decision on Sunday along with other leaders.
Beigh, who is one of the founding members of PDP, started his political journey in 1996 with Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference where he held the position of vice-chairman. In 2002, he fought the election and won from Baramulla constituency.
He also served as Deputy Chief Minister under Mufti Mohammad Sayeed led PDP-Cong government till 2006.