LS Polls: PDP petitions EC over Farooq’s ‘baseless’ allegations

LS Polls: PDP petitions EC over Farooq’s ‘baseless’ allegations

Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party Monday said it has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Union Minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah for levelling “baseless” allegations against the party leadership.
“Farooq Abdullah has levelled some serious allegations by blaming the PDP especially its patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on the Khrew Pampore attack.
“This contradicts with the version of the DGP and the IGP who had said the attack was not intended against the NC leader,” PDP chief spokesperson Naeem Akhtar said.
“The Election Commission should take a note of the serious allegations levelled by Abdullah,” he told reporters here.
Without naming anyone, Abdullah yesterday said those who stand to lose in the elections will try every trick in the book to demoralise party workers and were behind the attack on NC youth leader Yawar Masoodi’s residence at Khrew.
“Those who are on the verge of losing (the elections), will try every trick in the book to demoralise us (National Conference activists). But we will not be demoralised,” the NC president had said.
Akhtar said Abdullah’s “baseless” allegations were a “major violation” of the Model Code of Conduct.
“We also demand an independent probe into the matter,” he said.
Accusing the Union minister of using derogatory language and creating bitterness to hide “failures” of the NC-Congress coalition, Akhtar said the alliance is “seeing an eminent defeat in the elections”.
Responding to Abdullah’s questions about PDP candidate for Srinagar parliamentary constituency Tariq Hameed Karra, Akhtar said the NC patron should tell the people how he had acquired his own property.
“His houses at Gupkar, Bhatinda and overseas assets are not ancestral property. Farooq Abdullah should tell people how he obtained this property.” Akhtar said.
“Since 1931, after Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah (Abdullah’s father and NC founder) left the government job in 1931, Sheikh clan has only been indulging in the business of politics,” he said.
Abdullah, who is contesting the elections against Karra, yesterday attacked him (Karra) for acquiring property worth crores.
“I was Chief Minister for three terms but I don?t have one crore. Whatever property I own is my ancestral. Where did he get this money from,” Abdullah asked.
Karra in his nomination papers had showed his property around Rs 100 crore which is 10 times more than Abdullah.