Senior Peoples Democratic Party leader Vikramaditya Singh on Sunday said he had resigned from the party and the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council. He said it was “neither morally, nor ethically right” to continue as a party member.

In a letter to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Singh wrote that it was clear that the PDP had ignored subjects that “strongly reflect the sentiments of the people of the Jammu region”. He said it was not possible for him to continue with the PDP, as it had “disregarded the demands and aspirations” of the region.

Singh had joined the party in 2015. He said he was unhappy with the treatment of concerns he had raised, such as the settlement of Rohingya immigrants and demand for a public holiday on the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh, the last ruler of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Singh is the son of Congress leader Karan Singh and grandson of Maharaja Hari Singh.