3 PDP Leaders Resign, Term Party As Second Fiddle To National Conference
Ahead of first-ever elections to the District Development Councils (DDCs), three People's Democratic Party (PDP) leaders - Dhaman Bhasin, Fallail Singh and Pritam Kotwal resigned terming the party as "second fiddle" to National Conference.
"We joined PDP from the very first day of its formation- with an aim to provide a secular alternative to corrupt and dynast NC as late Mufti Mohammed Sayeed had vision to frustate evil designs of communal and parochial elements but the party leadership has, unfortunately, abandoned Mufti Sahib agenda to become B team of NC," read the letter signed by three leaders.
They also accused the party leadership of giving some highly "provocative and controversial" statements against the basic principles of the founder of the party- Mufti Mohammed Sayeed.
"Apart from becoming B team of NC, party leadership has recently given some highly provocative and controversial statements against the basic principles of the founder of the party. Keeping in view of prevailing situation, being disciples of late Mufti Mohammed Sayeed it is difficult for us to work in the party which has become second fiddle to the NC," the letter said.