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Vikramaditya's resignation from LC accepted
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JAMMU, Nov 10: The Chairman Legislative Council Haji Inayat Ali Friday accepted the resignation of Vikramaditya from the membership of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council tendered on Oct 24, 2017.

A notification issued by Secretary Legislative Council today said that the seat occupied by Vikramaditya Singh has fallen vacant with effect from October 24, 2017.

It further said the chairman Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council “has been pleased to accept his resignation.”

“Accordingly, the seat which was occupied by Vikramaditya Singh has fallen vacant with effect from October 24,” it added.

Vikramaditya - the scion of former Sadr-e-Riyasat and presently Congress MP Dr Karan Singh, on October 22 in a press conference had announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party as well as from the Upper House stating that he could no longer be a part of party “that continues to disregard the demands and aspirations of Jammu region.”

While announcing his decision to resign from PDP, he had also released his resignation letter written to the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

He had informed that he had already forwarded his letter of resignation to the Chief Minister, Same day he had informed that he would also be writing to the Chairman of the Legislative Council requesting him to accept his resignation as an MLC.

In the letter written to the Chief Minister, he had specifically mentioned ‘illegal settlement of Rohingyas in the state, the inclusion of the period pertaining to Dogra rule and contributions made by the rulers in school text books and the demand for public holiday on the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singhji’ as major issues of discord between him and the party.

He had accused the PDP of criticising him every time he raised any issue related to Jammu region. “I have publicly expressed my concerns for our state in general and Jammu in particular over the last several months but the party has rejected those. Whenever I touched any Jammu issue, I faced criticism from the government instead of support and they snubbed me every time. On many occasions I raised issues like Dogra certificate, illegal settlement of Rohingyas in Jammu, ignoring history of Dogras in education department, discrimination in PSCs but my party never supported me,” he had said.

He had also alleged that attempts were being made to “wipe out” over 100-years-old glorious history of Dogras.

“I twice wrote letters to PDP ministers Naeem Akhtar and Altaf Bukhari demanding inclusion of golden period of Dogra rulers in the school books. But they paid no heed,” Vikramaditya had said.

Singh had said, “I had entered into politics on the request of late Mufti Sahib (Mufti Muhammad Sayeed). I put my faith in his vision of complete integration of the state but unfortunately the party has failed to carry forward his vision. Presently the gap between Jammu and Kashmir has widened.”

He had joined the PDP in August 2015 in presence of the party’s late president and the former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is also PDP’s president, had also accepted his resignation from her party.


News Updated at : Friday, November 10, 2017
 
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