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People's Conference adopts 'apple' as poll symbol; party chief Sajad Lone tweets that the fruit represents 'economic power'

  • Sajjad Lone thanked party leader and former MLA Mohammad Abbas Wani for suggesting 'apple' as the party symbol

  • The People's Conference had won two Assembly seats in the 2014 Jammu and Kashmir polls

  • The party has grown since November, 2018 as several disgruntled leaders from the People's Democratic Party (PDP), the National Conference (NC) and other parties joined it

Srinagar: The People's Conference, led by separatist-turned-mainstream politician Sajad Gani Lone, has adopted 'apple' as its party symbol in Jammu and Kashmir.

 Peoples Conference adopts apple as poll symbol; party chief Sajad Lone tweets that the fruit represents economic power

File image of People's Conference leader Sajad Lone. News18

"Apple will be the symbol of JKPC. A symbol of economic power," Lone took to Twitter to announce it on Tuesday night.

The former Jammu and Kashmir minister thanked party leader and former MLA Mohammad Abbas Wani for suggesting 'apple' as the party symbol.

"My thanks to Mr Abbas Wani ex MLA Gulmarg. He conceptualised apple as our party symbol. His idea that our symbol should signify economic power," Lone added.

The People's Conference had won two Assembly seats in the 2014 Jammu and Kashmir polls. The party has grown since November, 2018 as several disgruntled leaders from the People's Democratic Party (PDP), the National Conference (NC) and other parties joined it.

Lone is pitching his party as a regional alternative to the PDP and the NC.

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Updated Date: Jan 30, 2019 14:32:21 IST