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J&K FM Haseeb Drabu sacked over controversial statement

IANS  |  Jammu 

on Monday decided to from her over his controversial remarks about the state.

The sent a letter to informing that she had decided to remove Drabu, sources close to told IANS.

Drabu had sparked a storm by stating that was not a political problem or a conflict state.

The had on Sunday asked Drabu to explain his position since the statement he made, at an event organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in on March 9, was a negation of the stated position of the party.

Both mainstream and separatist parties had criticised the PDP for Drabua's remarks asserting that the statement was proof of the "political sellout made by the party to remain in power".

The PDP, however, on Sunday said that it recognises the state as a political issue and ever since its advent the party has relentlessly been pursuing its resolution through reconciliation and dialogue, both at internal and external levels.

Interestingly, Drabu was the PDP's pointsman who worked out the draft of the agenda of alliance the

It was after signing the agenda of alliance with the that the PDP came to power after the 2014 assembly elections.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 17:02 IST