Srinagar, Jan 30 (PTI) The People’s Conference, led by separatist-turned-mainstream politician Sajad Gani Lone, has adopted “apple” as its party symbol in Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read - Tandav: Scenes That Are at The Heart of Controversy

“Apple will be the symbol of JKPC. A symbol of economic power,” Lone took to Twitter to announce it on Tuesday night. Also Read - Couples Share Their Love Stories Through #WeMetOnTwitter, Singles Start Hilarious Meme-Fest

The former Jammu and Kashmir minister thanked party leader and former MLA Mohammad Abbas Wani for suggesting “apple” as the party symbol. Also Read - Tandav Controversy: Another FIR in Lucknow Against Ali Abbas Zafar And Others For 'Hurting Religious Sentiments'

“My thanks to Mr Abbas Wani ex MLA Gulmarg. He conceptualised Apple as our party symbol. His idea that our symbol should signify economic power,” Lone added.

The People’s Conference had won two Assembly seats in the 2014 Jammu and Kashmir polls. The party has grown since November last year as several disgruntled leaders from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the National Conference (NC) and other parties joined it.

Lone is pitching his party as a regional alternative to the PDP and the NC.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.