Srinagar: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah, who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls from the Srinagar-Budgam constituency, Sunday attacked his opponent, PDP’s Tariq Hamid Karra, for acquiring property worth crores.
“I was chief minister for three terms but I don’t have one crore rupees. Whatever property I own is my ancestral. Where did he get this money from?” he asked during an election meeting at Chanapora here.
Karra, who filed his nomination papers on Wednesday, declared total assets worth around Rs 100 crore, which 10 times more than that of Abdullah. Srinagar goes to polls on April 30.
Abdullah said that PDP during its tenure had done little beyond talking and raising hollow slogans and had no achievements to show in terms of governance and development. “Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has an uncanny ability to claim credit for the achievements and contributions of others and it is this tendency to lie that showcases PDP’s lack of ability and will to perform for the welfare of the state,” he said.
Earlier, Abdullah also addressed a public gathering at Khankah-e-Moulah in downtown Srinagar.