KL NEWS NETWORK
People’s Conference leader Sajjad Gani Lone is reportedly unhappy with the raw deal he has been given by the BJP. He is not happy with the portfolio of Social Welfare Department and the ARI.
Reports from Jammu said the angry Lone is contemplating a serious reaction to the BJP-PDP alliance’s decision to give him “low key” department. Right now efforts are underway to convince him and prevent an embarrassing situation for the day long renewed alliance.
Sources in the government said the crisis is there but efforts are underway to neutralize it.
Kashmir Life efforts to get Lone’s response to the reports failed. He did not pick up either of the two numbers he usually carries along with.
This is for the second time that Lone is in news for the responsibility he has been given by the alliance, he is part of. Last time, he was requested to drive to Jammu when he had returned after literally breaking the bridge. After oath taking he was given Animal Husbandry which he hated the most. It took a lot of time for BJP to convince their young ally to take over as the minister. He eventually took over after being assured that his status will be changed soon, something that never happened.
After Ms Mufti re-stitched the alliance, Lone, according to sources was promised a “better” ministry. He had suggested Health or the Power Ministry. But, instead, he was given Social Welfare which he is not happy with.
Sources said that Lone is very angry and is contemplating getting out of the alliance. Official sources said Lone was assured by the BJP that “it will look into the issue soon”.
Lone has not been seen in the civil secretariat on Tuesday after he attended the council of ministers meeting that Chief Minister presided over.
A BJP leader told Kashmir Life that Lone is unhappy with the portfolio and the party is trying to settle it.