Farooq cautions Congress on PDP’s designs

November 27th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Nov 27 (IANS) The ruling National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday warned its alliance partner Congress against walking into the trap of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aiming to weaken the coalition government.

National Conference president and union minister for New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah called the PDP a “party of saboteurs” and recalled how it had withdrawn support to the Congress-led government in 2008.

He was addressing a public meeting at Basholi in Kathua district in the Jammu region at a time when the political temperature of the state is rising owing to the debate on the revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and the challenge thrown by Farooq Abdullah’s brother and senior NC leader Sheikh Mustafa Kamal by challenging the party leadership’s alliance with the Congress.

Farooq Abdullah has been visiting the state and addressing rallies ever since Kamal accused him and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of capitulating to Congress pressure in removing him from two key party posts.

Kamal was asked to step down from the positions of additional general secretary and chief spokesperson of the NC.

Farooq Abdullah, however, reiterated that “the NC-Congress alliance would be further strengthened”.

He said that “the NC and Congress workers should jointly work with one another and become a bridge between the people and the government”.

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