In a reply to Farooq Abdullah’s statement, J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said that Farooq Abdullah is confused. “Farooq Abdullah Sahab used to say that stone pelters are nationalists and now he’s saying that PDP is funding them? I think he’s confused”, said Mehbooba Mufti to reporters today.
Farooq Abdullah, ex-J&K CM had earlier said that the stone pelters are funded by the ruling PDP government to ensure polling doesn’t take place during elections.
Mehbooba slams Farooq for “double speak” on stone pelters
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today slammed National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah for his “double speak” on the stone pelters.
“Dr Abdullah is making self-contradictory statements about the stone pelters,” Mufti told the mediapersons at the sidelines of a function here this morning.
She said, “in Srinagar, for Farooq Abullah stone pelters are fighters for the nation but in Jammu, the same stone throwers become Government paid agents”.
Ms Mufti further added, “Dr Abdullah is confused and misleading the people and he has carved out a niche for himself as an icon of double standards”.
The Chief Minister also chastised the adamancy of the Election Commission of India for holding elections in volatile times in Kashmir despite State Government’s advise.