Sajjad Lone dismisses reports of unhappiness over portfolios

Separatist-turned politician Sajjad Lone on Thursday said he was in Kashmir due to personal reasons, and dismissed the reports that he was miffed over being given a low-key portfolio in the PDP-BJP coalition government.

Srinagar: Separatist-turned politician Sajjad Lone on Thursday said he was in Kashmir due to personal reasons, and dismissed the reports that he was miffed over being given a low-key portfolio in the PDP-BJP coalition government.

"I am in Srinagar for purely personal reasons. Fail to understand the cacophonous din of me being miffed," Lone wrote on Twitter.

Repeated attempts to reach Lone for comments did not fructify as his close aides said the former separatist leader had left Srinagar also for some "personal work".

Lone, who was sworn in as a cabinet minister in the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government from BJP quota, did not assume charge of the Science and Technology and Animal Husbandry Departments and arrived here.

This development gave rise to speculations that Lone was not happy with the portfolios alloted to him.

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