Former Jammu and Kashmir finance minister Haseeb Drabu on Thursday resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a big setback for party chief and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.
According to reports, Drabu sent a letter addressed to the PDP president in which he claimed that he had not been associating with party affairs for some time now.
Drabu, who once served as the state’s finance minister, further said that since he had won elections on PDP ticket, he felt it morally incorrect to resign as long as the state Assembly was intact.
Drabu also posted his letter on his Twitter handle. In his letter, Drabu stated that his exit from the PDP had been coming for a while now.
“Even though I have not been a dissident… I have disengaged myself from party affairs for quite some time now,” he wrote in the letter.
In his long emotional resignation letter, Drabu remembered former chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed who had sought him out and brought him into politics.