Srinagar, Dec 22 : The drama in PDP is still not over as many other leaders are planning to desert it and may float a new party. Top of it could be the newly appointed Patron and former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffer Hussain Beigh.
Sources told News Agency that even after being nominated as Patron, the former Deputy Chief Minster is still looking for other options and may walk away with a new rebel group spearheaded by a former minster.
Sources have revealed to News Agency that a close associate of Beigh has spoken to the disgruntled leader and has pledged support for the formation of a new political party.
Earlier reports were rife that a senior leader has been mulling to float a new party owing to serious difference with some close associates of Mehbooba Mufti.
Though Party is publicly not willing to admit, but many leaders have privately confirmed that everything is not fine in the camp and a senior leader was seriously mulling to float his own political outfit.
Another senior PDP leader said that the process of floating a new party by a senior colleague has been set in motion but declined to elaborate it further.
He however, added that if the leader went ahead with his plans of deserting PDP, he would not join any other party like others but would float his own party supported by nearly a dozen PDP leaders including its newly appointed Patron.
Earlier Beig who was sulking for last more than 4 yrs had hinted that he could join Sajad lone’s Peoples conference which was widely called as “Ghar Wapsi”, but later changed his mind before being nominated as PDP Patron. Muzaffer Beigh however, again surprised many by stating that Mehbooba Mufti was forced by her associates to boycott the recently held ULB and Panchayat Polls.
(Inputs from RNA)