Ex PDP MLC Vikramaditya joins Cong

P L Uniyal. Dated: 10/12/2018 1:04:46 PM

NEW DELHI, Oct 11: Former PDP MLC Vikramaditya Singh, the son of ex-union minister Dr Karan Singh joined the Congress on Thursday in presence of senior party leaders.
After joining the party, Vikramaditya Singh said he was disillusioned with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir as it “failed” to fulfill its promises and “betrayed” the people of the state.
Vikramaditya Singh had joined the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party (JKPDP) at the instance of Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and was nominated as a member of the state Legislative Council in 2015.
He resigned in October last year both as an MLC and from the party, following differences with the coalition government headed by the then Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
Besides Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir, AICC general secretaries Ambika Soni and Ghulam Nabi Azad were present at the joining event of Singh. His father Dr Karan Singh was also present on the occasion.
Earlier, Vikramaditya Singh met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and formally joined the party in front of him.
While resigning from the Peoples Democratic Party and the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council in October 2017, Vikramaditya had stated it was “neither morally, nor ethically right” to continue as a party member. In his resignation letter to Peoples Democratic Party and the then Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Singh had said it was clear that the PDP had ignored subjects that “strongly reflect the sentiments of the people of the Jammu region.” He had said it was not possible for him to continue with the PDP, as it had “disregarded the demands and aspirations” of the region. Singh had also said that he was unhappy with the treatment of matters he had raised, including the settlement of Rohingya immigrants.



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