Srinagar, Feb 23:
Congress leader and former Bandipora legislator Usman Abdul Majid Sunday
announced his resignation from the party.
Usman is one of
the nearly two dozen leaders who have joined hands to structure a new political
podium in Jammu and Kashmir led by former minister Altaf Bukhari, which would
likely be formed in the first week of March.
announced his resignation during a convention in Bandipora on Sunday.
“Yes, I am
resigning from the party because Congress is no different agenda as it has its
own particular agenda. I want to work freely for my people,” he told The
Asked if he was
joining Altaf’s upcoming party, Usman said: “Yes I am with Altaf Sa’ab.”
Usman said that
he will send his resignation to the party on Monday.
convention, Usman lashed out at Congress saying it was is “because of it that
the people of Kashmir have been suffering from last 70-years.”
“This party is
behind the sufferings of Kashmir people,” he said.
Altaf Bukhari’s ‘Apni Party, Usman said the new party will be floated very
including National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party misled people here
over self-rule and autonomy. People in Kashmir are suffering because of their
misdeeds,” he said.
Congress of ‘double speak’ and claimed the party leadership was never sincere
to the people of the Jammu and Kashmir.
“They would speak
one language in Delhi, other at Jammu and quite contrasting in Srinagar,” he
Usman said like-minded people have already
joined hands for the new party.
“The party which
is being floated is not backed by BJP. Linking our new regional force with BJP
is totally baseless and concocted,” he said.