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There seems to be no end to desertions in Mehbooba Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as yet another senior leader and former minister Javed Mustafa Mir has quit the party.
On Sunday, she had visited the family of a militant at Patipora village of Pulwama and met his sister, who claimed that she was being harassed by the police.
The BJP has ruled out any pre-poll alliance for the forthcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and decided to contest all 87 Assembly seats in the state.
According to Mehbooba, marriage among Muslims is a contract and if the two people cannot live together after marriage, they can separate.
The PDP president appealed to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to take action against police officials involved in the incident.
Prominent among those who left the party included former ministers Haseeb Drabu, Imran Reza Ansari and Syed Basharat Bukhari and former MLAs Abid Hussain Ansari and Mohammad Abbass Wani.
President Ram Nath Kovind signed the proclamation paving the way for imposition of central rule in the state which plunged into a political crisis after the BJP withdrew support to the PDP government.
Bukhari and Hussain joined the National Conference at a simple function at party president Farooq Abdullah's residence, where vice-president Omar Abdullah was also present.
Sources said two senior PDP leaders Peer Mohammad Hussain and Syed Basharat Bukhari were not happy with the functioning of party leadership and conveyed their disappointment.
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and vice presidet Omar Abdullah have said that their party will fight the polls alone.
Aijaz, who had unsuccessfully contested 2014 Assembly polls from Uri constituency on PDP ticket, submitted his resignation to PDP president Mehbooba Mufti.
Wani is the fourth ex-PDP MLA to quit the party after dissolution of State Assembly by Governor Satya Pal Malik last month.
Defending his party's decision to join hands with the PDP and Congress to stake the claim for the formation government, the NC vice president said it was a difficult decision, taken to save the state.
Parihar, former trade union leader Suresh Sharma and eight NC and PDP activists, including former sarpanches Noor Hussain and Joginder Dhar, were welcomed into the party fold by senior BJP leaders.
The official Twitter handle of the party thanked Mehbooba and its Rajya Sabha member from Kupwara, Mir Fayaz Ahmad, for pursuing the Kupwara rail link with the Centre.