23-Apr-2024  Srinagar booked.net


Baig Denies PDP Affiliation in Surprise Reversal



Srinagar: In a major reversal of stance, former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig declared on Tuesday that he is no longer affiliated with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Talking to reporters in Jammu, Baig said that he is not affiliated with PDP.

“No, I am not with PDP. If they would even ask me (to join), I will ask them to think about national interest rather than personal benefits,” Baig told reporters in Jammu.

Earlier, Baig re-united with PDP on the 8th death anniversary of the PDP founder, late Mufti Mohammad Syed.

"I didn’t quit PDP. I was inactive for quite some time but I’m still associated with the party. The relation between me and PDP is like a single soul,” Baig had said.

He had even said that his two daughters are the biggest supporters of Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti.