The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) associate, Nisar Ahmad Mandoo Sunday announced his resignation from the party.Addressing a presser here at his residence at Chitrashahi, Mandoo termed the continuous civilian killings in Kashmir as ‘unbearable’ .Mandoo said that he served the party from past 17 years and said that he sought resignation from the basic membership of the party today.Citing civilian killings and ‘anti-people policies’ adopted by RSS backed BJP-PDP collation as a reason, Mandoo called it a day after 17 years with PDP. Mandoo who has been working with PDP since its inception in 1999 has been one of the key persons in establishing PDP cadre in Srinagar. “The PDP I had joined in 1999 endeavored for political empowerment and restoration of people’s dignity and honor, but PDP today is breaking all records of oppression and tyranny,” said Mandoo.
“I cannot side with the facilitators of this bloodbath. People demand answers for the faith they had reposed in us in elections. ” he added.He further said that exodus of workers and senior members from PDP are likely to intensify with coming days. Mandoo said that he decided to resign from the party due to the current unrest during which more than 82 people were killed while thousands of civilians were maimed.“I didn’t resign from the party to follow pursuit of MP Tariq Hameed Karra but took the decision keeping in view of the present situation in Kashmir. I was not pressurized by anyone over taking such kind of decision. The continuous civilian killing in Kashmir is unbearable,” he said.Mandoo ruled out that he would be joining any other political party in near future. (KNS)