JK News Today

Jammu, Dec 24:

Independent MLA from Udhampur and former Minister, Pawan Gupta denied the reports spreads at social media platforms that ‘MLA Udhampur has joined National Conference’.

Gupta confirmed to the JK News Today that he has not joined National Conference and it is just a rumour.

Earlier, a picture of MLA Pawan Gupta along with NC president and former CM, Dr Farooq Abdullah and NC’s provincial president, Devender Rana has been viral on social media with a caption that MLA Udhampur Pawan Gupta joined NC.

Pawan Gupta, who is son of BJP’s stalwart leader, Late Lala Shivcharan Gupta, won 2014 assembly polls as Independent candidate after defeating the two times MLA Balwant Mankotia and BJP’s candidate Pawan Khajuria that too in strong Modi wave.

Gupta, was minister in PDP-BJP coalition led by late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. But after the demise of Mufti in the fresh formation of coalition under Mehbooba’s leadership, BJP ignored Gupta as a Minister and then the Independent MLA parted ways from BJP.