MLC seat falls vacant as Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council chairman accepts Vikramaditya’s resignation

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council on Friday issued a notification, confirming the seat has been left vacant with effect from October 24.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 10 2017 6:07PM | Updated Date: Nov 10 2017 6:07PM
MLC seat falls vacant as Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council chairman accepts Vikramaditya’s resignationMLC seat falls vacant as Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council chairman accepts Vikramaditya’s resignation

Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council has accepted the resignation of former Peoples Democratic Party leader from Jammu Vikramaditya Singh.

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council on Friday issued a notification, confirming the seat has been left vacant with effect from October 24.

“Vikranaditya Singh, member of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council has tendered his resignation from the membership of the House on 24th October, 2017,” said the notification issued through Secretary JKLC.

It said the chairman Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council “has been pleased to accept his resignation.”

“Accordingly, the seat which was occupied by Vikramaditya Singh has fallen vacant with effect from October 24,” it added.

Singh resigned from the ruling PDP on 22nd October, accusing the party of “ignoring Jammu region and not taking action on his demand for deportation of Rohingya refugees from the state.”

Singh, the grandson of state’s last Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh and son of senior Congress leader Dr Karan Singh, had said: “I had entered into politics on the request of late Mufti sahib (Mufti Muhammad Sayeed). I put my faith in his vision of complete integration of the state but unfortunately the party has failed to carry forward his vision. Presently the gap between Jammu and Kashmir has widened.”

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is also PDP’s president, had also accepted his resignation from her party.