Dr Farooq Abdullah says NC-Congress Alliance working well
A day after Dr Mustafa Kamal, younger brother of Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah accused the congress party of back stabbing them by not casting their votes in support of National Conference candidate from South Kashmir and getting ready to repeat the same in the last leg of the polling on May 7 senior Abdullah set out on the damage control exercise and clarified that NC-Congress alliance in parliamentary elections was working ‘perfectly well,’ adding the comments by Dr Kamal stating anything to the contrary were irrelevant.
In a statement issued from Srinagar, Dr Farooq said, ‘Congress votes were transferred effectively to NC candidates in the Anantnag parliamentary constituency and Congress leaders in south Kashmir worked with utmost honesty and dedication to ensure that their candidate win with huge margins.’
‘The same cooperation and mutual trust would be seen in the Baramulla parliamentary segment as well,’ Dr Farooq said. He said the NC-Congress alliance in these parliamentary elections was an ideological coalition that was brought together under the common cause of secularism. ‘We are fighting a common enemy and we are protecting a common interest and that interest is secularism. The question of differences doesn’t arise anywhere,’ Dr Farooq said.
Dr Farooq said NC was a strong votary of Rahul Gandhi becoming the Prime Minister of the country and had made it amply clear that Narendra Modi, given his communal instincts and divisive nature should never become the Prime Minister of the country.
Stating that PDP’s tactical alliance with BJP was now an open chapter, Dr Farooq said NC and Congress were together committed to defeat the BJP-PDP nexus in the State.
‘We will not allow BJP to make inroads into J&K through the Trojan horse called PDP. Their alliance has been exposed in how they worked with BJP against the Congress candidates in Jammu region. The people of the State will ensure a befitting response to this unholy nexus,’ Dr Farooq said.