SRINAGAR: Erstwhile Panthers Party legislator, Syed Rafiq Shah is joining the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Saturday. The Pahari leaders from Trehgam was currently with the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference.

Pahari delegation from Jammu Kashmir with Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi on August 6, 2022. Rafiq Shah is on the extreme left.

Shah, who had joined the National Conference in 2019 after quitting Panthers Party, is joining BJP today in presence of its J&K unit president Ravinder Raina.

“Yes, he is joining the party today,” a senior BJP leader, wishing anonymity, said.

Shah was elected as member of the erstwhile Legislative Council when he was associated with Panthers Party. He later joined Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on March 27, 2019. (KNO)


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