Not in the race for presidency: Abdullah



London: As the hunt for a candidate for the post of President hots up, Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah has ruled out his being in the race.

"I am a free man and I would like to be so," Abdullah told newsmen here in reply to questions whether he was in the reckoning.

On terrorism emanating from Pakistan, Abdullah said "India wants to build relations with Pakistan but we want that the terrorism emerging from that place is controlled by the Government."

Abdullah, 74, was here last evening to address investor's meet.

PTI