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Muzaffar Beigh quits PDP

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Srinagar: Senior political leader Muzaffar Hussain Beigh Saturday decided to part ways with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as he was sidelined by the party in its seat-sharing agreements with other parties within the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Decleration (PAGD).

“NC is fighting on the majority of seats. It is not in the interests of PDP. I respect Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti and I wish them luck. I am leaving PDP on principle,” local news agency KNS quoted Beigh as saying.

Feeling sidelined in the new scheme of things, Beigh also said that he was not consulted regarding seat-sharing agreement with PAGD-affiliated parties.

“Today evening, I called her (Mehbooba) and told her about my resignation from PDP as a patron and a member.”

Regarding his future strategy, he said, “I will consult my friends and well-wishers regarding my future strategy.”

Beigh is addressing press about his decision on Sunday along with other leaders, KNS reported.

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