Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu quit the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday.

Drabu is known to have been upset with the party leadership ever since his removal as Finance Minister by the then Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in a cabinet reshuffle in May this year.

Mr Drabu announced his resignation in a letter to PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti.

“Even though I have not been a dissident — you are aware I had resigned from the cabinet, assembly and party nearly two years ago which you didn’t accept — I have disengaged from the party affairs for quite some time now.”

“I didn’t precipitate the matter because I believe it is ethically and morally wrong to leave the party under whose aegis one has contested and won the seat in the legislative assembly. Now that it is over, I am hereby resigning from the JK PDP,” Mr Drabu wrote in his letter.