PEOPLES CONFERENCE

  • Fighting alone before polls, undecided over post-poll alliance: Ex-Kashmiri separatist leader after meeting PM November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move to clarify his stand, former separatist leader and People's Conference chief Sajjad Lone said that there were no discussions of an alliance with the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. "My meeting with the PM was only...
  • Former J&K separatist leader Sajjad Lone likely to meet Modi today November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir separatist leader and People's Conference chief Sajjad Gani Lone is likely to call upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday. The meeting between the two leaders ahead of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir slated to begin later this month. Lone had earlier...
  • J&K polls: JKPC head Sajad Gani Lone to contest from Handwara November 2, 2014

    Srinagar: Separatist-turned-mainstream politician Sajad Gani Lone will contest the upcoming Jammu and assembly elections from Handwara constituency, considered to be his stronghold. Lone, who heads Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference (JKPC), issued the first list of 18 party candidates for the 5-phase polls beginning November 25, a party spokesman said. The JKPC...
  • Mizoram: 142 candidates in fray for assembly polls November 11, 2013

    A total of 142 candidates are in the fray for the 40member Mizoram Assembly election as the last day of withdrawal of nomination papers passed on Monday, Joint Chief Electoral Officer H Lalengmawia said. Both ruling Congress and Opposition front Mizoram Democratic Alliance (MDA) have fielded candidates in all the 40...
  • 139 candidates filed nominations for Mizoram Assembly polls November 8, 2013

    139 candidates filed their nominations for the coming elections to the 40member Mizoram Assembly to be held on November 25, state election department officials said on Friday. Friday was the last date of filing of nominations. Scrutiny of the nominations would be done tomorrow and the last date of withdrawal is...
  • Mizoram: MNF and MPC reach poll agreement for assembly elections October 18, 2013

    The Mizo National Front and the Mizoram People's Conference have agreed to forge an alliance for the December4 state assembly polls in the state, MNF sources said on Friday. MNF has decided to contest 32 seats of the 40member assembly, leaving eight seats for MPC, the sources said. Identification of seats for...
  • Afzal Guru hanged: Curfew in Kashmir likely to continue till Feb 11 February 10, 2013

    Srinagar: A day after Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged, an uneasy calm prevails over Kashmir. Afzal Guru was a resident of Sopore. On Saturday, 30 people, including security personnel, were injured when protests erupted in the district following news of his hanging. There is a curfew in Kashmir...
  • Kashmir on the edge as violence continues July 6, 2010

    As Kashmir Valley remains on the edge with continued protests against the alleged deaths due to firing by security forces, the stone pelters are now fighting street battles. Jammu Kashmir People's Conference Chairman Sajjad Lone hopes the situation will be normal soon. ...
  • Know Your Neta: Sajjad Lone April 20, 2009

    Answer this politician's question and see how well you know your neta. ...
  • Lone warrior: Kashmir separatist to fight polls April 11, 2009

    Srinagar: Senior separatist leader Sajad Lone has decided to contest the Lok Sabha elections and is expected to make an announcement soon. He is the first separatist leader of his stature to join the democratic process since the outbreak of militancy over two decades ago. Separatists in Jammu and Kashmir have previously...
  • Sajjad Lone admits high voter turnout in JK a setback December 28, 2008

    Srinagar: Leader of separatist People's Conference party Sajjad Gani Lone has admitted that the high turnout during the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections are a slight setback for them. "We are not feeling left out. We should not take it (the high turnout) as a defeat. It's a slight setback," said...
  • JK People's Conference to boycott polls October 26, 2008

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference has launched a mass programme calling for boycott of forthcoming elections in the state. Peoples' Conference party leader Sajad Gani Lone said his party's villagelevel units would campaign for poll boycott. "We have launched a programme to boycott elections. People Conference is a cadrebased...
  • Don't try and please India, LeT warns Zardari March 3, 2008

    New Delhi: Banned terrorist outfit LashkareToiba has condemned PPP cochairman Asif Zardari's remarks on Kashmir. He was reacting to Asif Ali Zardari's interview on CNNIBN's Devil's Advocate with Karan Thapar. Lashkar chief, Hafiz Sayyed has demanded that Zardari take back his words and not try and please India. He said Zardari should...