Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah will arrive in New Delhi next week after remaining abroad for over seven months for treatment.
Farooq and his wife Molly Abdullah are arriving in New Delhi on March 17, a party insider told Kashmir Reader on Thursday.
Farooq will later visit Jammu, where he will hold meetings with party colleagues. After a few days stay in Jammu, he will arrive in Valley.
“Though he won’t be as active as he used to be before, Dr Sahab will attend only important meetings. Party revamp is also on cards. Many new faces will be introduced in the party,” the insider said.
77-year-old Farooq, who has been three-time Chief Minister of the state, was operated upon at a hospital in London on December 14 for kidney transplant. Molly donated one of her kidneys to her ailing husband as their son Omar was busy in the elections. However, daughter Hinna was camping with her parents in London when the surgery on the couple was conducted.
Three days after the results of the 87-member assembly results threw hung verdict reducing the oldest pro-India party of Kashmir to mere 15 seats, Omar tendered his resignation before Governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhawan in the winter capital and left for London to see his ailing parents.
The NC patron left for London in August last year, three months after he suffered the first ever defeat of his political career spanning 30 years when he lost Lok Sabha election from Srinagar constituency.
A flamboyant character, Farooq who draws crowd, could not also attend the campaigning for his party during the assembly elections.