J&K Governor turned out to be a slave of the Centre, says Farooq Abdullah

Farooq Abdullah
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New Delhi, Nov 22 : Condemning Governor Satya Pal Malik’s sudden decision to dissolve the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly ,former  chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Thursday hit out at Governor, saying, he had hopes from the Governor, but he “turned out to be another slave of the Centre”.

“I had a lot of hopes from this Governor, but this is very sad. He has turned out to be another slave of the Centre. The post of Governor needs to be looked into. Why did he wait 5 months to dissolve assembly?,” Farooq Abdullah said.

Justifying the alliance between the parties who have traditionally been arch rivals, the National Conference veteran  said, “When PDP was in alliance with BJP then it was not ‘terror-friendly?’ It has become ‘terror-friendly’ when it talked of alliance with NC and Congress?”

Terming the development in Jammu and Kashmir as “sad”, the former chief minister demanded that the post of Governor should be looked into.

This came hours after Farooq Abdullah’s son and former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah also lashed out at the Governor, asking him to prove his allegations of horse trading of MLAs in the state.

Addressing a press conference earlier on Thursday, the Abdullah scion said, “The Governor has accused us of horse trading. Now that you’ve admitted receiving complaints of MLAs being bought, tell us who’s behind all this? Who’s giving all this money? People deserve to know answers.”

The Governor has, however, justified his decision to dissolve the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, claiming that a stable government was impossible in the state because of the “coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies”.

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