Lone Party Fields Candidate for LC Polls

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SRINAGAR – Peoples Conference led by Sajad Gani Lone has fielded its own candidate for one of the two LC seats under panchayat quota and decided to support another candidate from Anantnag.

The party has fielded Mohammad Kamaal Malik from Budgam for nominations for the Legislative Council Elections. It has also decided to support Khursheed Ahmed Malik from Anantnag with equal vigour, said the party spokesperson in a statement here.

“Keeping with its spirit of empowering the grassroots, Peoples’ Conference has chosen to support Khursheed Ahmed Malik who represents a credible Panchayat Representatives’ Forum of Kashmir. Peoples’ Conference believes in the non-partisan integrity of the Panchayat System and although PC did not interfere or take part in the Panchayat Elections, the party has a number of its workers and partymen elected as Panchs and Sarpanchs”, said the spokesperson of the party.

The party has asked the voters to do away with ‘old and hackneyed faces that have been long tried and tested and have failed to deliver’.

“The Panchayat System is an effective process of liberalization and decentralization of power which has traditionally remained concentrated and confined in elite, manipulative power-corridors. The party desires that the Legislative Council representation reflects such decentralization and empowerment”.

The party Chairman, Sajad Lone has felicitated Kamaal Malik and Khursheed Malik on the party’s decision to support them and has encouraged them to appeal to the grasroot level representatives to elect agents of Change and shun known faces of the status-quo.

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