You are an IB agent: Akbar Lone to Er Rasheed

Srinagar: - Awami Ittehad Party chief MLA Langate Er Rasheed yesterday confronted NC leaders in Assembly, when Mohammad Shafi Uri during his budget speech started counting achievements of late Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah.

Er Rasheed reacted sharply and said that if NC wants to take credit for some cosmetic work done by late Sheikh Sahib, let it not feel shy in confessing that NC leadership is responsible for creating Kashmir issue, as Sheikh Sahib went on changing his stands and made nation confusing and vulnerable. 

Er Rasheed’s remarks left NC MLAs red faced and they one to all got up and started using rude and rough language against Er Rasheed. Former speaker Akbar Lone even hurled abuses at Er Rasheed but this couldn’t impress Er Rasheed and he intensified his attacks on NC leadership.

Lone who is known for his outspoken attitude had also previously used abusive language against late PDP MLA Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari. In 2012, Lone made a controversial statement saying that media is under his control inside the assembly. He said this during a discussion in the question hour about a story on Health and Floriculture ministry by a local newspaper. The source of the news was kept secret by the newspaper and the Health and Floriculture minister demanded it to be revealed. When few other ministers pointed that media cannot be forced to reveal the source, Lone mentioned that media is under his control. This led to the boycott of the assembly by J&K media for two days. Boycott was called off after Lone clarified his statement.

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