Altaf Bukhari all set to support Farooq Abdullah in LS polls


SRINAGAR, Former People’s Democratic Party leader and former education minister, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari is all set to support Farooq Abdullah in forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Sources said Bukhari would support Dr Farooq Abdullah, Lok Sabha candidate from Srinagar constituency.

Sources further added that Altaf Bukhari will also fight from Amira Kadal constituency as an independent candidate in upcoming assembly elections.

Syed Altaf Bukhari was the PDP MLA in state Legislative Assembly from Amira Kadal constituency who was later inducted as Cabinet Minister Mehbooba Multi led previous government. Syed Altaf Bukhari also held the interim finance minister of the state fter former financial minister was sacked by the ruling party.

After accused of anti-party activities, he quit the party and is not a member of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party anymore. His close relative and senior another PDP leader Mohammad Dilawar Mir held several meetings with former ministers Hakeem Yasin and Ghulam Hassan Mir to launch another political party in Valley headed by Altaf Bukhari.