Srinagar, September 15: Senior leader in Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and MP Tariq Karra today announced his resignation from the basic membership of the party and the Lower House of Parliament.
Tariq Hamid Karra represents Srinagar-Budgam constituency in Lok Sabha.
Addressing a press conference today, Karra said, “I am resigning from the basic membership of PDP as a mark of protest against civilian killings in Kashmir.”
During the course of the press conference, Karra added that he would tender his resignation to the speaker of the parliament in a day or two.
Karra was known for his BJP opposing stance and frequently voiced his opinion against the alliance of PDP with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Last week, he had asked Mehbooba Mufti to step down from the post of Chief Minister as the agenda of alliance formulated with the coalition partner BJP, had not been implemented in Jammu and Kashmir.