J&K: National Conference worker Noor Mohammad resigns

Lubna Fayaz

Srinagar (NVI): Senior National Conference worker, Noor Mohammad, from Bandipora’s Sumbal area, resigned from the party here today.

Noor Mohammad announced his resignation on social media and said, “Good Bye to team JKNC. Today (Monday), I am resigning from the basic membership of the party.”

“This is not the end of my political era, I will continue to serve my people… Much more to come,” Mohammad said.

According to the party sources, Mohammad was unhappy because of not getting mandate for contesting the upcoming DDC elections.

This is the second resignation from the parties contesting elections. Earlier on Saturday, Senior Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Muzaffar Hussain Beigh decided to quit after he was sidelined by the party in its seat-sharing agreements with other parties within People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD).

PAGD, an amalgamation of seven mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir, on November 7 decided to take part in the upcoming DDC polls. The Gupkar alliance was formed to fight for restoring Article 370 and the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Centre had on August 5 last year abrogated Article 370 that gave special status to J&K and bifurcated it into two Union Territories- Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.

-CHK/ARK