Srinagar, Mar 24: Former member parliament (MP) Fayaz Ahmad Mir on Sunday rejoined Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Sources told that Mir was in touch with several parties over the past few months.

According to sources, he had reportedly expressed his desire to join the National Conference and held a meeting with its two leaders in Jammu. “He had asked these leaders to convince the party high command to give him Lok Sabha ticket from Baramulla parliamentary segment or assembly ticket from Kupwara segment but they didn’t agree to the proposal ,” sources said.

Mir, who was a Rajya Sabha member from 2015 to 2021,  had finished third in his native assembly segment of Kupwara in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.  Mir had lost the 2014 Assembly election to Peoples Conference’s Bashir Ahmad Dar.

Mir had come under criticism from different political leaders in 2019 after he abstained during voting on the Triple Talaq Bill in the Parliament, which helped BJP to pass the bill.

Former CM Omar Abdullah had then lashed out at Mehbooba Mufti and asked her to check how her members voted on the bill.

“Mehbooba Mufti ji, you might want to check how your members voted on this bill before tweeting. 

I understand they abstained which helped the government with the numbers needed to pass the bill. You can’t help the government & then fail to understand need to pass, “Omar had tweeted.(KNO)