Top Shia leader quits NC to join PDP in J&K

Srinagar, Apr 7: Two days before polling in the by-election to Srinagar Parliamentary constituency, prominent Shia leader Agha Syed Mohsin today switched allegiance from opposition National Conference (NC) and joined the ruling Peoples Democratic party (PDP) here.

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Mohsin is the son of political activist and religious scholar late Agha Syed Mustafa and uncle of NC leader and former minister Agha Syed Ruhullah.

He had joined the NC in 2014.

The Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, spread over the three Assembly seats of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal, will go to polls on Sunday. NC president Farooq Abdullah is contesting the seat against PDP’s Nazir Ahmad Khan. Abdullah had contested and lost from the seat in the 2014 general election.

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