SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone Monday said that Lok Sabha elections are “do for us, and die for others” like situations.

He said those making people fool once again on Article 370 should come up with a roadmap how they will get it back.

“When it comes to Lok Sabha elections, it is do for us and die for others. We have been killed many times in the past and now it is the time for others,” Sajad Lone said while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a party convocation in north Kashmir’s Kupwara.

He said in New Delhi I am being dubbed as Al-Barq (a militant group which took up arms against India in Jammu & Kashmir in the 90’s), while in Jammu & Kashmir I am labelled as a BJP proxy.

Lone said today neither we have state, nor provisions that empowered us with special status. “Statehood is already taken away. Article 370 and 35(A) have been abrogated. The region has been without elections for the last five years. I had been a minister of the Sheep Husbandry Department only for a period of two and a half years. So those questioning me should hold the collar of those who governed J&K for the last 30 years. I’m not answerable, rather those who ruled J&K for decades should be made accountable for misdeeds they perpetrated in their times,” Lone said.

He said that the National Conference cannot escape from their wrongdoings it committed against the people of J&K and as such remain answerable before the public.

“If NC can bring Article 370 back, they should tell people how it can be returned back. The NC leaders should make people aware about its roadmap, but it is clear they can’t. When their three MPs could not stop its abrogation how they claim it would be brought back now. This is all they speak lies to people,” Lone added. -(KNS)