SRINAGAR, Sept 25: National Conference State spokesman, Junaid Azim Mattu, today resigned from the party over a disagreement with the party’s decision to boycott the upcoming ULB and Panchayat Polls.
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Taking to social networking site twitter, Junaid wrote: “Based on my humble disagreement with the party’s decision to boycott the upcoming ULB and Panchayat polls, I have just sent my resignation from the party to the JKNC general secretary.”
“I strongly believe that leaving our grassroots democratic institutions open to misrepresentation would inflict serious harm on the State and also wreak havoc with our social fabric and cultural legacy,” he wrote on twitter.
“I will announce my candidature for the ULB elections from Srinagar tomorrow insha Allah and I remain committed to serving my people and helping the city I grew up in meeting the challenges it’s faced with. I won’t be addressing the media or taking any questions today,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, National Conference accepted the resignation of Mattu and wrote on their Twitter handle: “J&K National Conference is pleased to accept the resignation of Junaid Azim Mattu from the basic membership of party.”