Srinagar: Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone on Thursday welcomed disgruntled People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Imran Ansari into his party saying it was an emotional “homecoming”. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: 2 Hizbul Terrorists Shot Down, Encounter Underway in Srinagar; Mobile Internet Suspended

The Peoples Conference chairman, who was attracting leaders from other political parties like PDP and National Conference, termed Ansari as a mass leader. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Policeman Injured, Mobile Internet Suspended; Encounter Underway Between Terrorists, Security Forces in Srinangar

“I welcome @imranrezaansari into the @JKPC_ family. It is an emotional homecoming. Late Molvi Ifthikar sahib was one of the founding members’ if (of) PC along with my late father,” Lone said. “Molvi Imran Sahib is a mass leader and will be a leading light in the caravan of change,” he added. Also Read - Trending News Today April 23, 2020: Rs 15,000 Per Piece?! Kashmiri Engineers Create Low-Cost Ventilator, Ruhdaar, Amid COVID-19 Lockdown | Watch

Meanwhile, Ansari himself has not yet confirmed joining Lone’s outfit.

Earlier, National Conference spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu quit the party to contest the urban local bodies elections from Srinagar. After getting elected as Mayor of Srinagar, Mattu formally joined the Peoples Conference.