Basharat Bukhari, Peer Hussian likely to join NC tomorrow

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SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Partys former ministers Peer Muhammad Hussain and Syed Bashrat Bukhari are likely to join National Conference on Wednesday, reports said. The party has expelled both of them Tuesday night.

Sources said that senior PDP leader Peer Mohammad Hussain is set to join the National Conference along with Bukhari tomorrow.

Peer Hussain was a former legislator from Shangas constituency in south Kashmir and has also served as Vice Chairman of Wakf Board before leaving the office midway following the controversy with PDP leadership earlier this year.

Bukhari was a very important member of the PDP who fought three elections on the party ticket. He also served in the cabinet of ministers.

Sources in the National Conference said that Bukhari and Hussain may join the party at Party headquarters Nawai Subah at 10: 30 am on Wednesday.

After rumours of their joining NC, PDP has expelled Peer Muhammad Hussain and former minister Syed Bashrat Bukhari from the party’s basic membership on charges of anti-party activities.

Reports said that the party has also removed Mehboob Iqbal from the key position of General Secretary.

Both the politicians were running controversies within the party. Peer Hussain, one of the founding members of the PDP, was not happy over his gradual phasing out by none other than his own son-in-law in the party. Bukhari, whom Mufti Sayeed had taken from the popular Radio Kashmir programme Sheharbeen, also faced “interesting” moments while serving as a minister. His portfolio was changed many times and he once resigned and was later negotiated back to his berth.

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