NC MLA raised “Pakistan Zindabad” slogan in JK Assembly, NC Distances itself


Jammu:- National Conference, the main opposition party in Jammu and Kashmir distanced itself from the remarks made by its legislator and MLA Sonawari Mohammad Akbar Lone inside Legislative Assembly on Saturday.

JK Assembly

Lone had chanted “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans to counter BJP MLAs who were shouting anti-Pakistan slogans in the Legislative 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.
Junaid Azeem Matto tweeted:
“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,”

In another tweet, NC spokesperson Mattu said Lone should not forget that he belongs to a pary that rejected the two nation theory.

“Hon’ble @JKNC_ President has said the NC MLA should not forget that he belongs to a party that rejected the two nation theory and he should also remember the oath he swears in the name of God at the beginning of his terms. The party disowns and condemns his remark,” Mattu tweeted.


Meanwhile other mainstream parties of state including BJP has critcized the statement and has demanded for action against MLA Akbar Lone.


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