Former PDP Leader To Join BJP Today

SRINAGAR: Former legislator and influential politician from Rajouri district Surinder Choudhary is joining the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Tuesday at Jammu.

PDP President Mehbooba Mufti with Surinder Choudhary

Quoting sources news agency KNO reported that Choudhary is joining the party in presence of its top leaders including the national general secretary and BJP in-charge for Jammu & Kashmir Tarun Chugh.

Choudhary had resigned from membership of PDP last year, saying it has been hijacked by “drawing-room politicians and land grabbers

Choudhary had lost the 2014 assembly election by a narrow margin from the Nowshera assembly segment against Ravinder Raina of BJP.

The PDP has been facing a political upheaval since the PDP-BJP coalition headed by Mehbooba Mufti collapsed in June 2018.

Out of 28 MLAs elected on PDP ticket in the 2014 elections, 18 have already resigned from the party since then.

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