J K News Today
Srinagar, July 23:
PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s maternal uncle Sartaj Madni has quit the post of the vice president of the party on Monday in deference to wishes of the party men unhappy with his larger than life role in the party and gross interference in the erstwhile PDP-BJP coalition government that collapsed last month.
Sartaj Madni who had become a power centre in the party and the government today tendered his resignation to Mehbooba Mufti asking her to accept . He resigned citing personal reasons , but he was eased out by the party president after she was flooded with complaints about him and his style of functioning in the party.
The party men had revolted against Mehbooba because of the coterie she encouraged and allowed them to interference in the government functioning. Some of the legislators, including former Higher Education Minister Imran Raza Ansariu had charged the former Chief Minister with making party and the government as her family fiefdom.
Sources said Sartaj Madni ‘s resignation was a face saving exercise by the former Chief Minister who was hollered by many in the party for permitting her near and dear ones to spoil the government and the party.
Meanwhile , Mehbooba’s arch rival and predecessor National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah remarked rather sarcastically ,” Will be interesting to see what she does with her brother whose entry into politics she termed as a big mistake on her part.”