No truck with any party for next polls, says Farooq

No truck with any party for next polls, says Farooq

Though Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir are almost three years away, Opposition National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said his party will go it alone in the polls.

"We won't have an alliance with any party," he said while addressing party workers in Udhapmur districts of Jammu region.  

Earlier in April this year, the NC had entered into an alliance with the Congress during the  bypolls to Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha seats.

Farooq, who was a candidate of the NC-Congress alliance won the polls. Continuing his tirade against the the BJP,  the NC leader accused the saffron party of dividing the nation in the name of religion.

"This dispensation (the BJP) has negated the vision of freedom fighters who gave sacrifices to free India from the shackles of British. At that point of time, the freedom stalwarts did not think in terms of Hindus, Muslims or Sikhs but their paramount mission was to seek freedom for India, the abode of all faiths," he said.

The NC chief exuded confidence that this "gloomy era" will be over soon and the day will come when the India of Mahatma Gandhi will be retrieved again.

Coming down heavily on the RSS,  Farooq said, "During the freedom struggle, its (RSS) top brass praised the British and now its ranks  are honouring the killer of the father of the nation."

"During the 1975 emergency, the RSS supported Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, according to a book penned by Mr Rajeshwar Rao, and the support was in lieu of forced family planning of Muslims during those horrendous days," he claimed.

Farooq also questioned the neutrality of the BJP-led NDA government over the US acknowledgement of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "Like the UK, France and other countries, New Delhi also should have taken a position over the disputed status of Jerusalem," he said.

 

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