Vikramaditya Singh resigns from PDP, says party disregarded demands of Jammu region

Singh, the grandson of the last Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, had joined the PDP in presence of the late party president Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in August, 2015. He was a member of the state legislative council.

Press Trust of India
Publish Date: Oct 22 2017 3:17PM | Updated Date: Oct 22 2017 3:17PM
Vikramaditya Singh resigns from PDP, says party disregarded demands of Jammu regionVikramaditya Singh resigns from PDP, says party disregarded demands of Jammu region

Senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Vikramaditya Singh on Sunday announced his resignation from the party, saying it wasn’t possible for him to continue with the PDP which “disregarded the demands and aspirations of Jammu region”.

Singh, the grandson of the last Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, had joined the PDP in presence of the late party president Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in August, 2015. He was a member of the state legislative council.

Singh, son of senior Congress leader Karan Singh, claimed, “I have publicly expressed my concerns for our state in general and Jammu in particular over the last several months but the party has rejected the issues.”

According to him, the issues included "illegal settlement" of Rohingyas and demand for a public holiday on the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh.

“It is no longer possible for me to be part of a party that continues to disregard the demands and aspirations of Jammu region,” he said in his resignation letter.


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