Sajad Lone wants Farooq Abdullah to quit electoral politics

Sajad Lone, chairman of Peoples Conference (PC), said on Saturday that former chief minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah should quit electoral politics to consolidate Muslim votes.

Speaking to media at a party function during which senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Nizamuddin Bhat joined the PC, Sajad was asked to give his opinion about Dr Abdullah’s statement that attempts are being made to split the Muslim votes in J&K. Lone said, “Farooq Abdullah should decide not to fight elections and support us so that votes are diverted to one side and do not get split”.

For Nizamuddin Bhat who joined the PC, it is a home coming of sorts.

Bhat started his political career under Sajad’s father, Late Abdul Gani Lone who was the founder of the PC.

Lone was assassinated by unknown gunmen on May 21, 2002 in Eidgah grounds in Srinagar.