Sajjad Gani Lone
Sajjad Ghani Lone
|Member in J&K Legislative Assembly|
|Assumed office |
2015 - 2018
|Preceded by||Governor's rule|
|Succeeded by||Governor's rule|
|Born||10 March 1967|
|Political party||Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference|
|Spouse(s)||Asma Khan lone(m.2000)|
|Parents||Abdul Ghani Lone|
|Residence||Handwara, Jammu and Kashmir, India|
|Education||Bachelor of Commerce|
Sajjad Ghani Lone (born 1967) is an Indian Kashmiri politician, and former Member of the Legislative Assembly elected from the Handwara constituency. He is the chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference.
Early and personal life
After the assassination of his father, Lone became the chairman of People's Conference. In the 2009 Indian general election he stood as an independent candidate in Baramulla. He was defeated by the National Conference candidate Sharifuddin Shariq.
In 2014 Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly election, he was criticized by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for supporting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sajjad Lone won Handwara in north Kashmir in the state assembly elections, by a margin of more than 5000 votes. In the 2014 state election, Lone was elected as MLA of Handwara, one of two People's Conference candidates elected to the state legislative assembly in that election. His party JKPC leaded in all blocks of Handwara constituency including Rajwar, Ramhal and Magam.
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- "Shabnam Lone".
- "A marriage of convenience".
- "Big guns gather for Lone son's wedding".
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- "NC-Cong alliance sweeps J-K, Sajjad Lone defeated". The Hindu. 16 May 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2009.
- "Election Results: Sajjad Lone, Former Separatist With Pakistani Wife, Wins in Kashmir".
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