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Younger brother Ignites fire, Elder brother does Fire Fighting

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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 …

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Srinagar Lok Sabha seat goes to poll tomorrow

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Poll hours reduced by one hour for Srinagar and Baramullah seat    Amidst tight security measures, Srinagar Lok Sabha seat will go to the poll tomorrow to decide the fate of 12 candidates, including NC President Farooq Abdullah and PDP leader Tariq Hameed Karra. Srinagar Parliamentary constituency is spread over three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal. Abdullah, whose National Conference has won the seat every time barring 1971 and 1996 when it did not contest the polls, is seeking re-election from the constituency. The Union Minister is pitted against 11 others, the most formidable among them being former state Finance Minister Karra. The Srinagar Lok Sabha seat has 12.31 lakh voters including 5.72 lakh women who are eligible to …

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How an ‘unpopular’ brother of PM going to strengthen the BJP: Omar

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah saturday took a dig at BJP leaders claiming how an unpopular brother of Prime Minister is going to strengthen the BJP. Commenting on the sudden entry of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singhs step brother in to BJP at an election rally in Amritsar late Friday evening in the presence of Narendra Modi on the micro blogging site Omar saturday wrote, “The PM weakens the UPA yet somehow we are to believe that his unknown brother will strengthen the BJP. Mind boggling logic at work here”. Mocking at the BJP’s stand Omar further wrote,” So the BJP goes to town calling the PM irrelevant yet makes a song & dance of his brother joining …

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Modi wants to abrogate Article 370 and destroy J&K’s Special Status: Farooq Abdullah


Accusing Narendra Modi of wanting to spark another partition in the country, Union Minister and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah today said the remarks made by a BJP leader that all opponents of his party’s prime ministerial candidate are Pakistan supporters, reflects the poison and venom that dictates the policies of the saffron party. Addressing a public meeting at Chadoora in central Kashmir district of Budgam, Dr Abdullah said that Mr Modi had an agenda of destruction and division and wanted to spark another partition in the country. BJP had made it amply clear in its manifesto that the party wanted a Uniform Civil Code in the country and this obviously implies that saffron party wants to banish the …

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Modi wants to eliminate Muslims, but Cong will not allow: Farooq Abdullah


Union Minister Farooq Abdullah today claimed that BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi wants to “eliminate” Muslims but expressed confidence that Congress will not allow him to succeed in his designs. “I do not fear Modi but his intentions, which he has for India. He wants to eliminate Muslims if you want to hear the truth,” Abdullah, also president of ruling National Conference in J-K, told reporters here, about 55 kms from Srinagar. He (Modi) wants to play “communal politics and is taking the country towards communalism”, Abdullah said. He, however, said that Congress is steadfast to fight him. Abdullah, who is seeking re-election from Srinagar Lok Sabha seat, said the state government was committed to revoking Armed Forces Special …

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PDP sold its soul to BJP: Omar Abdullah


Addressing a public meeting in Pulwama, National Conference Working President and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that PDP President Mehbooba Mufti couldn’t summon the courage to talk on behalf of her people in the Parliament during her tenure as an MP. When asked to get up and speak for her people, about their issues, aspirations and demands, all Mehbooba Mufti had to say as an MP was her famous retort of “Mein Kya Kahun Yaar”. Her contempt for the people of Jammu and Kashmir is well demonstrated by the fact that she never chose to get up and represent J&K in the Parliament and the Parliament archives and records are proof enough to deduce that Mehbooba Mufti does not deserve …

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Virtual merger of NC-Congress resulted in shrinking of both the parties: PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti Friday said the virtual merger of National Conference and Congress in the state has resulted in shrinking of both the parties and NC has finally given up its identity for its survival. Addressing various workers meetings in Kahra, Thathri and Drabshala in the Chinab Valley region Mehbooba said though the NC had been playing tricks with the people of the state from many decades but Omar Abdullah’s leadership has proved a last nail in its coffin. She said the performance of the government during the last five years has been the worst for any dispensation. She said while on the day to day governance there was a complete failure even in natural …

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NC-Cong government an utter failure, unable to fulfill a single promise: Mufti

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has said in view of the unmistakable wave of anger against the National Conference led coalition in the state the government narrative has become more incoherent, unconvincing and at times comic than it has been in the past five years. Addressing a function organized in connection with the support offered by Janata Dal (United), Jammu unit to the party’s parliamentary candidate for Jammu, Yashpal Sharma, Mufti said now that it is clear that there is a wave of anger against the ruling coalition in the state, the government has gone into panic and the chief minister is making announcements that he has not been able to fulfill in five-and-a-half years but …

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National Conference is the ‘sole’ guardian of the J&K’s identity and unity: Farooq


 Union Minister and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah today said his party had a history of making sacrifices for people of J&K and is the sole guardian of the State’s identity and unity. “NC has a history of rendering sacrifices for the people of this State and is the sole guardian of its identity, culture, diversity and unity,” he said, highlighting the importance of guarding the State’s culture and languages in these changing times. Abdullah, the NC candidate from Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, was interacting with various public delegations who called on him. He said culture and language are the most vital assets of a nation that aspires greatness and glory. “The identity of a nation is its most valuable …

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Farooq and Omar continue to attack Modi, developmental issues takes back seat


Union minister and ruling National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah today cautioned the people of J&K against political forces who pursue “divisive and communal agendas” to weaken the secular fabric of the state. He said, “I caution the people against those political forces that pursue divisive and communal agendas to weaken the secular fabric of State” “The people of J&K will foil the machinations of communal forces and their proxies in the state by staying united and standing resolutely in defence of the State’s integrity and dignity,” he said. While addressing public meetings at Mendhar and Rajouri, Chief Minister Omar said the State’s Coalition Government was looking up to the Union Government to take care of the interests of the …

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