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Jammu lawmaker Vikramaditya Singh resigns from PDP over party issues

No longer possible for me to be part of a party that disregards the demands and aspirations of Jammu: Vikramaditya

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Vikramaditya Singh
Jammu: Vikramaditya, who resigned as a PDP MLC, addressing a press conference in Jammu on Sunday. PTI Photo

In a jolt to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, senior leader Vikramaditya Singh today announced his resignation from the party, saying it wasn't possible for him to continue with the which "disregarded the demands and aspirations of Jammu region".

Singh, the grandson of the last Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, had joined the in presence of the late party president in August 2015. He was a member of the state legislative council.

"I have sent my resignation to party president Mehbooba Mufti with a request to accept it immediately. I feel that it is neither morally nor ethically right for me to continue as a member of the PDP," Singh told reporters here.

Singh, son of senior leader Karan Singh, claimed, "I have publicly expressed my concerns for our state in general and Jammu in particular over the last several months but the party has rejected the issues."

According to him, the issues included illegal settlement of and demand for a public holiday on the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh.

"It is no longer possible for me to be part of a party that continues to disregard the demands and aspirations of Jammu region," he said in his resignation letter.

First Published: Sun, October 22 2017. 15:43 IST