Former state minister and senior leader of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Ghulam Hassan Mir was Sunday expelled from the basic membership of the party for his alleged anti-party activities.
Abdul Aziz Zargar, chairman of the PDP disciplinary committee, told reporters that Mir had been expelled from the basic membership of the party for his "anti-party activities".
Mir had been defying the party high command ever since he lost the Cabinet berth in 2005, when the PDP handed over the chief ministership to its Congress ally in Jammu and Kashmir.
The disenchantment of Mir with senior party leaders including the party patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and other party leaders is said to have resulted in the extreme action against him.
Mir represents the Tangmarg constituency in the 87-member assembly and held the important portfolios of tourism and urban development ministry.