PDP expels RS MP Laway from the party for participating in the J&K LG oath ceremony

SRINAGAR: The Popular Democratic Party (PDP) expelled its parliamentarian Nazir Ahmad Laway on Friday from the party's basic membership for participating in the oath ceremony of the first lieutenant governor (LG) of the newly created J&K Union Territory.

Rajya member Sabha Nazir Ahmed Laway has been expelled from the party's basic membership when he participated in the oath ceremony of the first LG Girish Chandra Murmu in Srinagar on Thursday, a PDP spokesman said here.

The decision, he said, was made when Laway's action undermined the leadership of the PDP.

The spokesman said the participation of the parliamentarian violated the position of the party on the current political situation and the cancellation of.

This was not the first time Laway went against party directives, he said. Earlier this year, Laway had ignored the party's decision and abstained from voting against the Triple Talaq bill in the Upper House, the spokesman added.

Even after the party asked Laway to explain such behavior, the legislator continued to violate the party's rules. Therefore, the PDP leadership decided to expel him from the basic membership of the party with immediate effect, the spokesman said.

When they contacted me, Laway said: “I have not been informed about my expulsion from the PDP. However, there are some leaders in the party who always wanted me to give up the RS.

Laway also said that his relations with the current leadership of the PDP were not good, although he had had a very good relationship with Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, when he was leading the party.

On August 5, Parliament had decided to annul Article 370 and reorganize the state of Jammu and Kashmir in two territories of the J&K Union and.