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PC disowns Muzaffar Baig

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Ansari says Baig had never joined PC

Srinagar: The Peoples Conference general secretary Imran Reza Ansari on Tuesday said that senior leader and former deputy chief minister, Muzaffar Hussain Baig never joined the Peoples Conference and was not a member of the party.

Ansari said there has been some confusion over it but fact is that Baig had never joined the party.

He said that though Sajad Gani Lone visited Baig’s residence, but he went only after being sure and being convinced that Baig Sahib wanted him to visit his residence and was looking forward to welcome him.

“Politics was discussed there and he was very thankful to PC for getting Safina-ji (Baig’s wife) elected as DDC chairperson,” Ansari said.

“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, but she (Safeena) 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,” Ansari said.

Asked if Baig is not a member of the party, then why did he accompany Sajad Gani Lone to the recent all party meeting with the prime minister, Ansari said “Baig Sahib expressed a desire to go to the meeting with Sajad Sahib and requested if he (Sajad) could take him along to the meeting.”

“But at no point did we have any remotest idea about what he was going to speak inside, and neither did he have an idea about what we were going to speak inside,” Ansari said.

He also said that Baig 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.(KNS)

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