Jolt to PDP as its Jammu face quits over Rohingya row
Mehbooba Mufti’s PDP suffered a setback on Sunday when senior leader and erstwhile royal Vikramaditya Singh quit the party over the “disregard of the demands and aspiration of the Jammu region”.
“It is no longer possible for me to be a part of a party that continues to disregard the demands and aspiration of Jammu region. Furthermore, PDP patron and late Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s vision of bridging the growing divide between the three regions of the state also remains unfulfilled,” he said.
The son of senior Congress leader and former Sadar-e-Riyasat Dr Karan Singh was miffed over the issue of “illegal settlement of Rohingyas in the state and non-inclusion of the Dogra rule in school text books”. He is a nominated Member of the Legislative Council (MLC). He has also decided to resign from the seat on moral grounds.
The grandson of last Maharaja Hari Singh, who signed the instrument of accession with the Union of India, wrote to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti and raised the issues, including the demand for a public holiday on the birth anniversary of Hari Singh.
Singh said it is clear that the PDP has rejected the issues that reflect the sentiments of the people …read more