National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Sunday accused Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad of making "allegations" and "distorting" facts regarding the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
National Conference patriarch Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said his party would continue with its mission of public service and was committed to addressing grievances of the people in an effective manner.
Terming the outcome of the recent Lok Sabha polls as a wake-up call, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah today said his party would convert its defeat into strength and bounce back with renewed vigour.
Amid the raging controversy over Smriti Irani being made the Union HRD Minister, National Conference President Farooq Abdullah today said it was the prerogative of the prime minister to name anyone as a minister.
Election trends in Jammu and Kashmir have come as setback for ruling National Conference which was trailing in all the three Parliamentary Lok Sabha seats including in Srinagar where party President Farooq Abdullah was contesting.
Jammu: The fate of 77 candidates, including Union ministers Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad, from six Lok Sabha seats of Jammu and Kashmir will be known after the counting of votes tomorrow.
"Tight security arrangements have been made in and around the counting centres in five districts in Jammu and Kashmir. All other arrangements have also been put in place" , a senior officer of J&K Election department officer said today.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday termed as "wrong" the Centre`s announcement for setting up a judicial commission to probe the snoopgate issue allegedly involving Narendra Modi.
About 26 percent of 12 lakh electorate on Wednesday voted amid tight security and poll boycott call of separatists in Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency from where 14 candidates, including Union Minister Farooq Abdullah, are in the fray.
Reacting to the spat between National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress leader Meem Afzal on Tuesday said that Modi had no knowledge about Kashmir and was bringing up its issues due to approaching elections in the state.
A day after Farooq Abdullah`s remark that those voting for the BJP prime ministerial nominee should drown in the sea, the Union Minister on Monday said he had nothing against Narendra Modi as a person but was apprehensive about his agenda with regard to Jammu and Kashmir and Muslims.
Launching a scathing attack on Narendra Modi, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said he and his family do not need the certificate on secularism from the Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate.
BJP leader Arun Jaitley said "ethnic cleansing" in Kashmir was the "greatest failure" of secularism in India, asking National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah to take a dip in Dal Lake as a gesture of repentance.
Reacting strongly to Farooq Abdullah remark that “those who vote for Modi should drown in the sea”, Narendra Modi tore into the National Conference chief and asked him to look into the mirror before commenting on the secular culture of the country.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy asked Farooq Abdullah to seek asylum in some other country and to forget his idea of de-linking Kashmir from India if Narendra Modi is elected as the next prime minister.
BJP on Sunday hit back at National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah for his remarks that communalism was not acceptable, saying that the country does not need a certificate from the Union minister to become secular.