Sajad throws weight behind BJP-led coalition in state

  • Peerzada Ashiq, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Dec 30, 2014 20:06 IST

Breaking his silence on the government formation, People's Conference (PC) chairman Sajad Gani Lone on Tuesday hinted at backing the BJP-led government but vowed to support any stable government.

"There is a positive bias towards the BJP. It is ruling at the Centre. Any combination with BJP as part of it will be beneficial for the state in terms of expediting the development works in the state," Lone told a news channel in Srinagar.

But he was quick to add: "We are open to support any stable government in the state. There should be no uncertainty about the future of the government, whichever coalition comes up in the coming days," Lone told the PTI.

Son of slain separatist leader Abdul Gani Lone, who was assassinated by gunmen in 2002, junior lone became first top-level separatist leader to contest polls this time. He won two seats, Handwara and Kupwara, from north Kashmir in his maiden run for the polls.

Though Lone contested parliament polls in 2009 but failed to win from Baramulla constituency. Lone hit the headlines prior to the polls when he met Prime Minister Narenrda Modi in New Delhi.

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