Srinagar: Putting all speculations to rest, octogenarian ailing Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Monday said the Hurriyat Conference will name a successor only after he dies.
Refuting rumours that he was likely to name his successor, Geelani told the media here: “The issue of naming my successor will be decided by the office bearers of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat only after my death.”
On Sunday, social media was abuzz with the speculations that Geelani would be naming his close aide and long time friend Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, the deputy chairman of the hardline Hurriyat Conference, as his successor.
Geelani, 86, has been a key figure in the All Parties Hurriyat Conference since 1990. Geelani has been heading his faction of Hurriyat 2003.
Sehrai has remained acting chairperson of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat party when Geelani was jailed. Sehrai and Pir Saifullah led the party in Geelanis absence three times sofar.
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