Jammu & Kashmir

Farooq Abdullah will be in jail soon, claims BJP

National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah and Narendra Modi in frame. [File Photo]

Srinagar: Bharatiya Janta Party on Saturday claimed that the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah will be in jail soon.

BJP’s General Secretary in charge of Kashmir Sunil Sharma made the comments and also claimed that Kashmiri people have rejected both opposition parties – the PDP and the NCP, News 18 reported.

The report quoting Sharma said that the ‘next Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir will be from BJP’ adding that the BJP will without a doubt form government in J&K and this would be painful for the opposition parties in the state to watch.

“Farooq Abdullah will be counting his losses sitting in jail,” the report quoted Sharma as saying. On Article 370, Sharma said, “Those who speak about the return of Article 370 are misleading the Kashmiri people. Opposition parties have their own agenda and are trying hard to keep their politics alive.”

Claiming that PDP is disrupting peace in the Valley, he said the Mehbooba Mufti-led party will now use the businessmen connected to the fruit industry.

Pertinent to mention here that Mehbooba Mufti had criticized the JK administration and GoI last week for not allowing the fruit-laden trucks to move on the Srinagar-Jammu highway accusing it of crushing the economy of the Valley.

Last week, it was also reported that the halting of fruit-laden trucks on Srinagar-Jammu national highway has taken a heavy toll on Asia’s second largest Fruit Mandi in Sopore, with Mandi administration stating that they have suffered around Rs 500 crore loss in the month of September alone.

President buyers association, Fruit Mandi Sopore Mudasir Ahmed Bhat also addressed the reporters and said the halting of trucks along the Srinagar-Jammu highway led to a loss of around Rs 500 crore to the growers, buyers, and dealers in the month of September only.

The BJP member also made strong allegations against opposition parties alleging that the National Conference is involved in the ‘killing and looting’.


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