Srinagar: Peoples Conference (PC) chairman, Sajad Gani Lone on Friday said that the party will not go for any pre-poll alliance in the upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and will contest alone in all the 87 assembly seats.
Notably, former MLA Zadibal, Abid Ansari joined PC today in presence of the party chairman, Sajad Lone, Imran Ansari and SMC Mayor Junaid Azim Matoo.
Addressing a presser after welcoming Ansari in the party fold, Lone said the party will not go for any pre-poll alliance with any political party whether regional or national but “we will contest from all the 87 seats in the upcoming assembly elections.”
“Just wait for the coming time, many people will be joining the politics wither the former leaders or the new faces. PC will contest the elections from all the 87 seats of the assembly across the State,” he added.
Lone demanded early elections in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that it good for the people to get their elected representatives at an earliest. “We demand elections to be held in the month of February but why National Conference leader Omar Abdullah is asking for the elections when they boycotted the previous Municipal and Panchayat elections by linking it with Article 35-A case.”
About NC president Dr. Farooq Abdullah’s statement regarding autonomy, Lone asked what happened to the previous resolution when NC had a majority in the past. “I honestly want that at this age, Farooq Abdullah should speak truth to the people. We will certainly support the resolution but there should be a white paper on certain things including who eroded the previous resolution, who was behind that, what happened in the elections that took place in 1987, 1996 and 2002 and on corruption too.”
He said that everything has been done by them and now they claim the resolution of autonomy.
Lone added that it is better to call off the operations by the armed forces when there is possibility of any civilian killing.
Meanwhile, Lone also welcomed Ansari in the party fold. Ansari while talking to reporters in the presser said that he felt happy after joining the party, which was founded by his brother Molvi Iftikhar Ansari and Abdul Gani Lone.
“I was already the party of PC and today I decided to join the party formally,” he said.
Asked why did he left PDP, Ansari said that there was nepotism and corruption in the party. “The party failed to come up to my expectations. I was promised certain things for my constituency but nothing was done for the people of my constituency,” he added.
(With inputs from KNS)