New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah has accused People’s Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone’s father for bringing militancy in the valley.
Speaking to reporters in Baramulla on Sunday, Abdullah said, “His (Sajad Lone) father had come to meet me when I was dismissed by Jagmohan. He said he is going to Pakistan. I am going to get guns from there. I requested him not to do so but he brought guns still. He should not have brought it. What does he (Sajad Lone) have to say about this?
His remark comes at a time when state governor Satya Pal Malik dissolved the Assembly after Peoples’ Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti staked claim to form a government along with the support of her arch-rival Omar Abdullah’s National Conference (NC) and the Congress. They claimed the support of 56 lawmakers in the 87-member state assembly. A number of leaders have condemned the governor’s decision to dissolve the assembly abruptly while terming the decision as a “politically-motivated move.”
On Sunday he had also said that his party did not want to form a government in the state but rather wanted to save Jammu and Kashmir. Talking to the media in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said, “We didn’t want to form a government because we wanted to enjoy power, we wanted to protect all that which the Governor is doing now. We wanted to defend 35A, this government was not going to sustain for long, it had to topple one day and elections had to be done.”
NC chief also said that the day India and Pakistan become friends, Kashmir issue would be resolved automatically. “National Conference stands for all those paths which lead to Indo-Pak friendship. I believe friendship b/w the 2 nations is most imp for this state. The day friendly relations begin b/w the 2 nations, Kashmir issue will be resolved on its own,” he had said.