It’s A White Lie: Bilal E-mail Print PDF

It’s A White Lie: Bilal E-mail Print PDF

23 May 2012
Kashmir Observer


Srinagar: Terming Engineer Rashid’s claim as a ‘white lie’, Chairman of Peoples Conference Bilal Gani Lone said the legislator was unnerved by the public support Hurriyat (M) received during the rally. “He is suffering from insecurity. He claims to be a disciple of late Abdul Gani Lone but does not know that Lone sahib was a popular leader and anybody could come to attend his death anniversary,” Bilal told Kashmir Observer. However Bilal did not deny the presence of mainstream activists in the rally at Langate. About Hurriyat’s intentions to fight elections, Bilal said his decision to boycott the elections was taken with conviction. “I can’t say what happens in future. Times decide everything. But I would say that I took the call of my conscience when I decided not to fight the elections,” Bilal said. About Engineers contention that people in the rally were shouting slogans favouring Sajjad Lone, Bilal argued that his difference with his pro-election brother Sajjad Lone were long over. “But we are doing politics according to our respective beliefs. He leads his own way and I am doing my own politics.” Bilal further said that the legislator had got unnerved after a massive rally in his own area. “He is a maverick. He used to tell people that he is the king but now the king stands exposed.”