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Now expelled PDP leader lobbies with former colleagues
1/21/2019 12:07:27 AM
Early Times Report

Srinagar, Jan 20: Within hours or his expulsion from the Peoples Democratic Party, the ousted PDP leader has started lobbying with some of his former colleagues asking them to join him.
While some of the PDP workers from Amira Kadal have decided to leave the party in "support of the expelled leader", some senior leaders are also being taken into confidence.
Sources said the expelled leader is in constant touch with some senior leaders especially the one from Sonawar here and has asked him to get ready for a "bigger role."
Sources said the expelled leader has discussed the prospects of leaving the PDP with him. "Apart from politics they discussed some other ventures as well," said a source privy to the deliberations.
Sources said the ousted minister who is also a businessman has told his former colleague that "money was no issue for him."
"He (expelled) leader has been telling some quarters that he enjoys huge support of some very powerful lobby in Kashmir particularly that of a group of businessmen," said a source.
Sources said even before his expulsion from the PDP, the said leader had been lobbying with the leader from Sonawar.
Sources said the leader from Sonawar is also under scanner of the PDP for his alleged anti-party activities.
Sources said he has been under scanner since the demise of Mufti Muhammad Sayed when he was a part of the "same gang that wanted to destabilize the authority of madam." "Though he had apologized for his past 'mistakes', he is now walking on the same path again," said a source.
Sources said the expelled leader has told the other leader that working in PDP was like being a slave and that there was a need for "azadi".
Source said the expelled leader has told his well-wishers that it was mainly he who had been financing the PDP for all these years and that now the party would have to face "financial crunch."
It was reliably learnt that the said leader has been selling "financial stability as his main USP to come up with a strong political front."
Despite repeated attempts, the two leaders in question couldn't be contacted for comments.
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