Farooq calls Modi ‘poison,’ says NC will ‘live and die with UPA’

SHABIR AHMAD
Anantnag: Ruling National Conference patron and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday described Narendra Modi as “poison who will destroy the secular fabric of India.”
If Modi become the Prime Minister of India, Farooq said, he will ravage the constitution of the country. “Modi is a poison. God should save everyone from the person like him,” he told a public meeting at Dak Bungalow Khanabal.
Farooq said there is no Modi wave in the country. “The wave you are talking of is the wave created by media only,” Farooq said.
The meeting was organised jointly by the National Conference and its alliance partner Congress to seek people’s support for coalition candidates for ensuing Lok Sabha polls in the state.
Farooq said his party has decided to “live and die with the UPA.”
“There might be differences between some Congress and NC workers. Some of you may be hurt. But I apologize to all of you for that. I appeal you to forgive each other. You should forget everything that happened in the past and work jointly for strengthening the coalition,” Farooq said.

‘PDP deceits people with green colour’
Accusing opposition PDP of selling land to the Amarnath Shrine Board in 2008, Farooq said, “PDP believes in politics of deceit. They sold the land to the Shrine Board and later blamed Azad sahab for the same. They are exploiting people by wearing green dresses. They show them moon and stars during elections but that is all lie.”
Taking a dig at PDP president and party’s candidate from Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency Mehbooba Mufti, Abdullah said “she comes wearing green but basically she is with Modi.”
“Beware, they will tell you anything. They have so many ways in their kitty to befool people. They lie so much that I wonder if they don’t fear God. They come to you now and tell you that we will save you. Ask them where has that slogan of healing touch gone,” he said.
The PDP used to talk about development and prosperity but gave land to the Amarnath Shrine Board and later blamed the then Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for it, Abdullah said.
“They (PDP leaders) even went to Delhi after Omar Abdullah won the 2008 elections and formed the government with the support of Congress. Despite formation of the government, they (PDP) tried their best to keep National Conference away and even told Congress that they don’t want the chair of the Chief Minister or ministerial berths but just don’t let National Conference be part of the government,” he said.
Later when asked by reporters about the recent statement of an NC leader from Ganderbal that he will spill the beans in the death of senior party worker Haji Yousuf, Farooq said, “Let him reveal what he likes to reveal. I don’t bother about what he says. My conscience is clear. I know I am not involved anywhere.”
Denying media reports that he had advised his son Omar Abdullah to move to New Delhi, Farooq said, “I never advised him to go to the Centre. He is here and will stay here forever. It is the media men who speak like this.”

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