NC remains away from Akbar Lone’s remark
Opposition National Conference party has distanced itself from the remarks made by its legislator and MLA Sonawari Mohammad Akbar Lone inside Legislative Assembly on Saturday.
Lone had chanted “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans to counter BJP MLAs who were shouting anti-Pakistan slogans in the assembly.
Former JK chief minister and working president of NC, Omar Abdullah has endorsed his party president Farooq Abdullah’s stand on the issue. In a tweet, Omar said: “Totally endorse my Party President’s views outlined in these two tweets. The party will say nothing more on this issue”.
Earlier, NC spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu said entire party has the clear stand over Lone remarks which are unacceptable to the party.
“Just spoke to @JKNC_ President Dr. Farooq Abdullah Sahib. Dr. Sahib and the entire party is of the unequivocal stand that NC MLA from Sonawari Mr. Akbar Lone has spoken out of turn and his slogans in the Legislative Assembly are completely unacceptable to the party,” Mattu wrote on Twitter.