MLA Blames Akhtar for Chaos in PDP
Srinagar: After the resignation of two senior ministers, crisis within People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is likely to aggravate as party’s legislator from Srinagar Abid Hussain blamed PDP’s senior minister and government spokesperson Naem Akhtar for chaos in the party.
The legislator from Zadibal constituency in Srinagar—also an uncle of Imran Raza Ansari, who resigned as cabinet minister-- accused Akhtar of being on a mission to ruin PDP. The storm within PDP, Hussain said, also puts a question mark on party’s prospects in upcoming parliamentary polls, municipal and Panchayat elections.
Last week, reinduction of Altaf Bukhari in the cabinet and reshuffle of portfolios exposed the fragility within PDP, when two senior cabinet ministers Basharat Bukhari, who held the portfolio of Revenue, Rehabilitation and Relief and was now assigned Horticulture and Imran Raza Ansari, Sports and Science and Technology Minister resigned. Supporters of another PDP legislator Abdul Majid Padder were protesting demanding cabinet berth for their constituency’s representative.