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PDP MP Tariq Karra resigns from party, Parliament

Updated: Sep 15, 2016 16:57 IST

Srinagar (J-K) [India], Sept. 15 (ANI): Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Member of Parliament Tariq Hamid Karra today resigned from the party and the Lok Sabha.

"I have resigned from the primary membership of the PDP and Parliamentary membership. I have decided to disassociate myself from primary membership of PDP and from the membership of Parliament," he told the press conference.

Karra represented Srinagar-Budgam constituency in the Lok Sabha.

Karra was known for vehemently opposing the alliance of PDP with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state but has resigned citing failure of the government to deal with ongoing unrest in the state.

Karra, served as the finance minister in the PDP government led by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in 2002. (ANI)