Dr Farooq Abdullah Sunday surprised media persons by throwing his hat in the ring and claiming that he too would make better Prime Minister of India.
Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of a book release function in Jammu on Sunday evening when Dr Abdullah was asked by media persons who would make better Prime Minister, Rahul Gandhi or Narendra Modi he swiftly responded by saying Dr Farooq Abdullah.
His reply triggered a round of laughter in the hall where he was interacting with the media persons. On another tricky question, “Congress has said that Modi is YAMRAJ” Dr Abdullah said “See, his (Modi’s) competition is not with Farooq Abdullah. His fight is with those, who are calling him ‘Yamraj.’ Ask them. I don’t know who ‘Yamraj’ is.”
When asked about his opinion as a Muslim leader about Modi, Dr Abdullah said “I’m a Muslim leader of Kashmir, not that of India.”
In the same vein he said, “I never view myself as a Muslim leader. Main Farooq Abdullah Zaroor Hoon, Main Muslim Zaroor Hoon.. But I’m not a Muslim leader. I’m the leader of Hindustan belonging to all – Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians all.”