Srinagar, Oct 12 (UNI) The National Conference (NC) today termed ''malicious propaganda by vested interests'' the rumours about the death of party patron and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah following a massive heart attack.
''The rumours have been floated by vested interests. It is a malicious propaganda. He (Dr Abdullah) is fit and fine. He offered Friday prayers at the Hazratbal shrine on Jumat-ul-Wida (last Friday in Ramzan month,'' NC General Secretary Sheikh Nazir Ahmed said.
UNI received several telephone calls from people belonging to different sections of society, seeking information about the health condition of the former Chief Minister.