Abdullah said, "I know it is a false allegation. But I want to resign till I am cleared of this false allegation. I cannot work till I am proved innocent. It is a blot on my character."
He also said, "Any amount of investigation by the home department will not help. Till I am able to prove my innocence, I am going to give my resignation to the Governor."
The party MLAs and ministers physically restrained the Chief Minister from leaving the house but Abdullah walked out.
The whole issue began when PDP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Beig accused Abdullah that he was involved in the infamous Sringar sex scandal.