Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party is likely to expel a couple of senior leaders from party, news agency reported to have learned from insiders this evening.
A leader from PDP said that Syed Altaf Bukhari was expelled as he didn’t clear the air. He added that there are some more senior leaders who are on the radar of the party. “If these leaders will not clear their position either before party or through media, they will be shown the door,” he said.
Another party leader confirmed that there are few more leaders inside the party which are virtually disloyal and are resorting to anti-party activities. He said these leaders will either be expelled or will leave the party.
Insiders revealed that members loyal to the party welcomed the decision of party president, Mehbooba Mufti for expelling Syed Altaf Bukhari. Party loyals from every district including Srinagar, Pulwama and Budgam called on Mehbooba Mufti and extended their support to her.
Insiders informed that a senior leader from Srinagar and another from Pulwama are likely to quit the party in coming days.
Meanwhile, Syed Altaf Bukhari while reacting over PDP decision said that he is thankful to the party for freeing him from prison. He said he will inform everyone about his future course of action.
“For anti-party activities, Altaf Bukhari expelled from PDP,” said the party’s statement. It said that the party has been watching with concern the activities of one of its leaders Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari for quite some time. “Ever since the passing away of our founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, he has been pursuing his personal political ambition at the cost of the party and state interest,” PDP statement said.