NC assails ED action against Dr Farooq, terms it as political vendetta
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Senior National Conference (NC ) leaders today assailed the attachment of properties of Dr Farooq Abdullah and described the action as a political vendetta aimed at weakening the premier political party of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The action speaks volumes about the desperation in the BJP rank and file on the face of National Conference further consolidating its roots in Jammu and Kashmir”, senior NC leaders said in a joint statement issued from Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan here, adding that such coercive tactics would not deter the party, which is a mass movement.
“The timing of the unfortunate action at the conclusion of the Distract Development Council election makes it all the more murkier and raises questions on the intent of the BJP, which has now mastered in using the agencies for furthering its political agendas, the joint statement said, adding that the entire cadre of NC is behind Dr Farooq Abdullah at these testing times. The National Conference has always braved challenges with courage and fortitude and this time also the cadre is determined to brave the situation unitedly, the statement maintained.
The NC leaders expressed solidarity with Dr Farooq Abdullah, saying the BJP will fail in its machinations of maligning opponents and settling political scores by stooping too low.
The signatories to the joint statement included Provincial President Devender Singh Rana, Ajay Kumar Sadhotra, Surjeet Singh Salathia, Sardar Harbans Singh, Rattan Lal Gupta, Sheikh Bashir Ahmed Sajjed Ahmed Kichloo, Syed Mushtaq Ahmed Bukhari, Javed Ahmed Rana, Qazi Jalal Ud Din, Brij Mohan Sharma, Th. Kashmira Singh, Bushan Lal Bhat, Jugal Mahajan, Khalid Najeeb Suharawardy, Ajaz Jan, Haji Mohd Hussain, T.S Wazir, Bimla Luthra, Deepender Kour, Vijay Laxami Dutta, Satwant Kour Dogra, Vijay Lochan, Abdul Gani Teli, Anil Dhar, Mohinder Singh, S. Gurdeep Singh Sasan, Dr. Gagan Bhagat, Sawarn Latta, Prem Sagar Aziz, Dilshad Malik, Reeta Gupta, S.S Bunty, G.H Malik, Pardeep Bali, Jagjeevan Lal. Dharamveer Singh Jamwal, Som Nath Khajuria, Tanveer Ahmed Kichloo, Pyare Lal Sharma, Naresh Bittu, Mohinder Gupta, Ajeet Kumar Sharma, Romy Khajuria, Sunil Verma, Shafayat Ahmed Khan, Bhushan Uppal, Bagh Hussain Rathore, Sardar Sucha Singh, Ashok Singh Manhas, Ashok Dogra, M.K Yogi. Rashida Begum, Nar Singh, Ch. Rehmat Ali, Daljeet Sharma, Tarshem Khullar, Rajeev Gupta, Iftkhair Choudhary, Jatin Bhat, Rakesh Singh Raka, Ravi Dogra.