The Peoples Conference has kicked out former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Baig from the party saying that he was never associated with the party.
In a statement issued on Tuesday party General Secretary Imran Reza Ansari said that former deputy chief minister, Muzaffar Baig never joined the Peoples Conference and was not a member of the party.
Ansari said that Baig is not a member of the party, there may be some confusion but he never joined the party.
He said that though Sajad Lone visited Baig residence, he went only after being sure and being convinced that Baig wanted him to visit his residence and was looking forward to welcoming him.
“Politics was discussed there and he was very thankful to PC for getting Safina Ji elected as DDC chairperson,” Ansari said.
He said that PC helped Safina to become the DDC Chairperson. “We were the single largest party in Baramulla with 3 members while no other party had more than 2 members. Even though we had aspirations within our camp for the post of the chairmanship, she came to me and requested that we support her. We did not support her on any conditions otherwise she was a single member, how could she have become the chairperson. We felt she deserved a chance and was a good candidate,” he said,
On being asked if Baig is not a member of the party, why he accompanied Sajad Lone to participate in All-Party Meeting, because Baig sahib expressed a desire to go to the meeting with Sajad sahib and requested if Sajad sahib can take him along to the meeting.
“But at no point did we have any remotest idea about what he is going to speak inside and neither did he had any idea about what we were going to speak inside.”
He said that Baig sahib himself has made it clear that he doesn’t belong to any party. “We share a personal relationship with them. But we have nothing in common with them politically. Nothing at all,” Ansari said.
Sajad Lone had visited Baig’s home in Srinagar on March 21 this year and welcomed Baig’s home coming.
Lone described Baig’s joining as “homecoming”.
“Baigh is returning home being a part of the party from where he started his political career. The need of the hour is that people like him should share their experience, expertise, knowledge and political wisdom for the betterment of J&K,” Lone said.
Baig, whose wife was recently elected as a chairperson of the District Development Council (DDC) from north Kashmir’s Baramulla, expressed “immense pleasure to be a part of the party which he joined as a youth and was groomed by late Abdul Gani Lone”.