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LS Speaker accepts PDP MP Tariq Hameed Karra's resignation

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The resignation of PDP MP Tariq Hameed Karra from has been accepted with effect from October 17.

Last month, Karra, a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had announced his decision to quit the ruling party in and his seat as well.

"Tariq Hameed Karra, an elected member of from Parliamentary Constituency of has resigned his seat in Lok Sabha and his resignation has been accepted by the Speaker with effect from 17 October, 2016," according to a Lok Sabha bulletin.

Karra had alleged that the central and state governments policies of "unabated genocide", continued denial of the dangerous ground realities, insensitive and ad hoc approach towards Kashmir issue led to his resignation.

He was once tipped to head the government with support of when political stalemate had dogged the state after the death of former chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed in January this year.

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First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 21:42 IST