Javed Beigh joins PDP dissenters’ chorus

Javed Hassan Beigh, MLA Baramulla and nephew of PDP co-founder Muzaffar Hussain Beigh, joined the chorus of rebel PDP members who have over the past few days launched a scathing attack on party’s top leadership.
Javed Beigh joins PDP dissenters’ chorus

Javed Hassan Beigh, MLA Baramulla and nephew of PDP co-founder Muzaffar Hussain Beigh, joined the chorus of rebel PDP members who have over the past few days launched a scathing attack on party's top leadership.

"Those lawmakers who have shown resentment against the party leadership should not be blamed for their stand as they and several others were humiliated by party leadership from time to time. I echo the same sentiment as shown by lawmakers like Imran Raza Ansari," said Beigh.

He said if the Assembly were dissolved now, many other dissident PDP members would come out in the open and express their dissent.

"Distrust against party leadership is extremely deep," he said.

He said the party leadership ignored even those who played "an extremely important role along with Mufti Muhammad Syed in establishing and providing an alternate political discourse" to the people of the state.

"Mehbooba Mufti left those who established PDP party in the state. Her decisions were guided by his own relatives and not even by cabinet ministers," said Beigh. 

Prominent Shia leader and PDP MLA Abid Ansari was the first to rise in revolt against the leadership days after BJP withdrew support to the PDP-led government. His nephew  Imran Ansari and MLA Gulmarg Abbas Wani echoed his dissent.

Beigh said he would decide on future course of action once Muzaffar, who represents Baramulla parliamentary constituency, returns to Kashmir.

The dissenters have accused Mehbooba of turning the party into a family affair and lending ear to only a few.

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