Former Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) finance minister Haseeb Drabu announced his resignation from the PDP on Thursday.
Drabu announced his resignation in a letter, which he uploaded on his official twitter handle
Adressing to party president Mehbooba Mufti, he said “ though I have not been a dissident — you are aware I had resigned from the cabinet, assembly and party nearly two years ago which you didn’t accept — I have disengaged from the party affairs for quite some time now.”
Drabu in his letter wrote, “It has been exactly four and a half years since I joined the J&K PDP. I may not have enjoyed every moment of it, but when I look back at it, it has been an enriching and enlightening association.”
Drabu also wrote about how PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and former CM of J&K got him into politics.
“Working with him made me realise that politics is not the “last refuge of scoundrels”! Occasionally, people with intellectual integrity, personal honesty and moral courage can also be found here. I was exceptionally lucky to have worked with him. I just hope that when history judges Mufti sahib and his decision to ally with the BJP, it does so in the context and with the complexity that it deserves,” he said in the letter.
He further said that although this had been coming for a while now, but now that the assembly was dissolved, he resigned from the party.
“I did not precipitate the matter because I believe it is ethically and morally wrong to leave the party under whose aegis one has contested and won the seat in the legislative assembly,” Drabu said, “Now that is over, I have hereby resigning from J&K PDP.”