Farooq still close to Sangh Parivar: J

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Srinagar, Dec 26 (UNI) Accusing National Conference (NC) patron Dr Farooq Abdullah of still being close to the Sangh Parivar, Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Finance Tariq Hamid Karra said the former Chief Minister could not hide his excitement over Narendra Modi's victory in the Gujarat elections.

He declared Mr Modi's Gujarat win as the mandate for an able administrator which exposed the NC leadership's unseen proximity with the Sangh Parivar, during a public meeting here.

He said Dr Abdullah could not hide his excitement over Mr Modi's victory and went a step ahead by projecting him as a potent prime ministerial candidate.

''I am surprised by Dr Abdullah's proclamation regarding Modi, as the NC leadership has been seen beating their breasts and apologising to the people in Kashmir for the party's alliance with the then NDA regime,'' he said.

Reminding the people, Mr Karra said Dr Abdullah had even defended Narendra Modi for his ''dubious'' role in the post-Godhra Gujarat riots in 2002 when he (Dr Abdullah) had at that time said that Mr Modi did what was needed administratively to manage the volatile situation.

''I think Dr Abdullah's recent applauding remarks for Modi have now cleared all the doubts regarding the political designs of the NC leadership,'' he said and added sensing that Gujarat elections could change the political discourse at the Centre, the NC leadership had once again started sending gracious signals to the Sangh Parivar.

Mr Karra said the NC leadership once again stood exposed before the people of the state for its power-hungry designs and it could go to any extent to realise that ambition.

The senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader said the people of Jammu and Kashmir have seen all the changing colours of the NC leadership and their desperate attempts to grab power at the cost of not only their own dignity, but that of the people of the state.

''It is now clear that while for the NC leadership the Sangh ideology is close to their heart, they are shedding crocodile tears in Kashmir over the human rights violations in a desperate bid of emotional blackmail,'' Mr Karra said, adding the NC leadership must realise that it stands unmasked before the people and its politics of deceit is not going to break ice with the public now, who are emancipated enough to see through the party's designs.

UNI

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