‘People of J& K are bracing up to teach ruling BJP a lesson in elections’: Farooq Abdulla

Srinagar 17 May: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said that people of J& K are bracing up to teach ruling BJP a lesson in elections, whenever it’s held.

He said this while talking to media personnel on the side-lines of his condolence visit to the bereaved family of Block President Rathson, Beerwah Ghulam Nabi Wani, who passed away after a prolonged illness.

While talking to the media, he said that NC is ready for every election be it Panchayat, ULB, BDC and assembly elections.

“NC is key to the revival and restoration of J&K’s economy and pride. Our party cadre is prepared for the polls whenever they are held. People across J&K are also bracing for teaching the ruling party a lesson through their vote. After Karnataka another electoral drubbing is awaiting the BJP in J&K. It goes without saying that promises made by BJP since 2019 will be under scanner and it cannot evade elections for long. One or the other day they have to do it, and when they do it the people will punish them for lying to them,” he said.

Reflecting on the undergoing works for the upcoming G20 summit in Srinagar, he said, “Development is always welcome. Who wouldn’t want development and progress to happen.”

Later in Srinagar, Farooq Abdullah said he had no magic lamp in hand and it is time who will decide which party will be voted to power in forthcoming assembly elections in J&K.

“I have no magic lamp in my hand. Time will decide which party will come into power in J&K,” Dr. Farooq Abdullah said while replying to the queries of reporters in Srinagar here.

Without naming any party, Dr. Farooq Abdullah said “They know themselves why they are delaying assembly elections in J&K. I want to make them clear that National Conference will not run away from taking part in polls be it DDC, BDC, Pachayat or Assembly elections”.

About G20 summit, he said such meetings are being held every year however this time it is being held in Srinagar. “The delegates will sit and ponder upon the promotion of tourism activities. Since eruption of militancy in J&K, tourist outside India couldn’t visit here. It is hoped the meeting will print positive impact on our tourism,” he said.

To a query he said the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha should know his time will also come to leave J&K like his predecessors. “The LG Sinha has to leave while as we have to stay here forever,” he added.

On Karnataka polls, the former chief minister J&K said “The people of Karnataka opted love and rejected the politics of hatred. They came to know that all faiths of people have to live in the country together”.

“Who built huge government institutions here. Who constructed SKIMS like healthcare institution, otherwise people were going outside J&K for availing healthcare facilities. This propaganda will not work and it will get failed soon,” he added.

“Our walls, footpaths and roads would never had got such a facelift, the way its being done now because of the G20 summit here. We should be thankful to the government. They say what they and let them say what they say,” Dr. Farooq Abdullah said.

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