Happy over party's decision, reason given for expulsion debatable: Altaf Bukhari

Happy over party's decision, reason given for expulsion debatable: Altaf Bukhari

Bukhari, in a statement, said that he had a long association with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), especially with its founder Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Soon after he was expelled by the PDP for ‘anti-party activities’, former finance minister Altaf Bukhari on Saturday said that he was happy over the party decision.

Bukhari, in a statement, said that he had a long association with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), especially with its founder Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. 

“My association with this party has been enriching in many ways. It not only gave me a chance to work for my constituency but provided me an opportunity to contribute my bit in the development across the nook and corner of the state,” he said.

Bukhari said that he was happy over the party’s decision. “…but the reasons given for my expulsion are debatable,” he said. “During my journey of active politics I have witnessed agreements and disagreements, gratification and obstructions, brewing resentment and misguided notions.” 

Bukhari said that power and position have never been an allurement for him “as the history bears a testimony to that fact.” 

“During this brief stint of my active politics I also got a chance to witness the downfall of so called popular leaders and rise of those who were hitherto unknown in the arena of politics. I am also equally happy for this decision of the party as my conscience is clean and I never compromised on my principles.  I wish the J&K PDP all the very best!” he said.

Earlier, PDP said that Bukhari was expelled for carrying out “anti-party activities”.