Srinagar: “The other side of this is a Muslim country, it should remain prosperous and successful. Our friendship with them should intensify. India and Pakistan should have a friendship with each other and I am an admirer of this friendship. If anyone will abuse them once, I will abuse him ten times from here,” said National Conference leader Akbar Lone said while addressing a public rally on Saturday.
National Conference’s (NC) Baramulla candidate also raised pro-Pakistan slogans. He has made such statements in the past.
In February 2018, the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly witnessed a ruckus with Lone raising pro-Pakistan slogans in response to BJP’s slogans against the neighboring country.
In December 2017, Lone had courted another controversy by claiming that BJP and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leaders eat beef and pork together.