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Former J-K MLA Abid Ansari quits PDP

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Former PDP MLA Abid Saturday quit the party, alleging that it "failed" the people of

He said he did not want to be a part of the "lies and deception being perpetuated" by the party.

"I hereby announce my resignation from @jkpdp as the party has failed the people of J&K on all fronts. I don't want to be a part of the lies and deception being perpetuated by the party. Hv sent a detailed letter of resignation to @MehboobaMufti. Will soon interact with the media (sic)," wrote on

Ansari, uncle of influential Shia leader Imran Ansari, represented Zadibal constituency of in the state assembly. The assembly was dissolved by S P Malik last month.

The two had distanced themselves from the party in July after the PDP-led government in the state fell when the BJP decided to pull out of the alliance.

Imran also resigned from the PDP last month and joined the People's Conference (PC).

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 19:25 IST