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SRINAGAR: People's Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone on Tuesday smashed former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for naming the contestants of the recently-concluded urban local body elections as ‘rogues’ through her tweet. Lone said Mehbooba’s remarks were pointless and shameless . and even mentioned that , “if they(PDP) don’t contest then contestants are rogue and lured by money”.

Through his tweet Lone said , “One of the most shameless statements. The standards she uses to judge contestants. By those standards she was as rogue when they contested in 1996 and 2002. How many votes were polled when they were in Govt in 2002. Does she not remember that?” An interview given to New Delhi-based “ The Print”, Mehbooba had said many “rogue elements” who came forward for the elections were lured by money. “Unfortunately, not many good people came forward to fight this election because of the peculiar situation, which will have far-reaching consequences in future,” she had said.

With this Lone also stated that Mehbooba met many of the contestants whom she called rogue elements. With his series of tweets he said “And incidentally she has met many of the contestants whom she calls rogue and lured by money. Bcos she also wants to have a say on mayoral election. Wow what a double speak. Btw one example @Junaid_Mattu is much more qualified than you Mam,” .

He further pondered whether the PDP sitting MLC’s son and brother who participated in the municipal elections were also rogues , pointing that he said “ PDP sitting MLC’s son and brother took part in Poonch elections. Wonder they were rogue and did it for the lure of money. Mehboobaji needs to answer that”. After Mehbooba's tweet about calling muncipal election contestants "rogues", Sajad Lone lashed on her through his number of tweets and called her barefaced for her comment on Tweeter.