Srinagar: Former PDP MLA Abid Ansari on Saturday quit the party, alleging that it “failed” the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Announcing his decision, he said he did not want to be a part of the “lies and deception being perpetuated” by the party. Also Read - After Opening Parks, Jammu And Kashmir to Open Tourism in Phased Manner From July 14 | Check Guidelines

Taking to Twitter, he said, “I hereby announce my resignation from @jkpdp as the party has failed the people of J&K on all fronts. I don’t want to be a part of the lies and deception being perpetuated by the party. Hv sent a detailed letter of resignation to @MehboobaMufti. Will soon interact with the media (sic).” Also Read - Fake News Alert: No Lockdown Will be Imposed in Jammu From Tomorrow | Here’s The Truth

Ansari, uncle of influential Shia leader Imran Ansari, represented Zadibal constituency of Srinagar in the state assembly. Also Read - Lockdown in Jammu Kashmir: Strict Restrictions Reimposed in Rajouri, Entire City And Adjoining Areas Sealed

The two had distanced themselves from the party in July after the PDP-led government in the state fell when the BJP decided to pull out of the alliance.

Imran also resigned from the PDP last month and joined the People’s Conference (PC).

Recently, the state Assembly was dissolved by Governor Satya Pal Malik after Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP staked claim to form the government with support of the Congress and National Conference (NC).