After Hung assembly, Lone Enjoys ‘Prominence’

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Despite winning two seats in North Kashmir, Peoples’ Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone continues to remain a prominent figure after another hung assembly in being delivered in JK.

Lone became most talked figure across JK after he called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the assembly elections and described him as his elder brother.

Lone’s meeting with Modi, projected as an act of betrayal by separatists, became his biggest electoral advantage in Handwara.

As the reports suggest, Lone after winning the seats visited scores of areas in North Kashmir and thanked people for the massive support. He also assured people peace and development during his tenure as the representative of the area. He also hailed the courage of youth who went ahead in voting for his party during the state elections of 2014.

Lone said: “Mine is a small party and I have no decisive role in anything. Kindly don’t think I am some kind of a game changer.”

Lone’s father and senior resistance leader Abdul Gani Lone was assassinated at Srinagar in a rally on May 21, 2002.

Before the counting of the votes began, Lone had told the press that he would like to participate in the government formation irrespective of which party comes close to majority.

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