SRINAGAR: In a significant setback to the People’s Democratic Party, Sarwar Mufti, cousin of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, joined the Democratic Progressive Azad Party in Bijbehara, Anantnag, on Saturday.
Sarwar, according to the news agency KNO, joined the party at a function presided over by DPAP president Ghulam Nabi Azad in Bijbehara town.
Before attending the party function, Azad, accompanied by other leaders, visited Padshahi Bagh to offer Fateh-e-Khani at the grave of Mufti Muhammad Sayeed. However, upon reaching the door of the grave, it was found locked.
Later, Azad, along with other leaders, offered Fateh-e-Khani outside the grave.
Meanwhile, DPAP leader Mohammad Amin Bhat expressed regret that the door of the grave was open for Ravindra Raina but closed for Gh Nabi Azad. (KNO)