Ram Madhav slams Farooq over call to boycott polls, says NC chief playing politics
After Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah threatened to boycott the 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly polls if the Centre does not clarify its stand on Article 35-A, BJP leader Ram Madhav accused the former Chief Minister of doing politics.
“Farooq Abdullah has always done politics and never made efforts to ensure democratic rights of people.
Now, when PM Modi is trying to do so he is speaking against it,” Madhav said. Questioning Abdullah’s decision to not contest panchayat polls over 35-A Madhav asked, “Why did he contest Kargil polls?
Speaking to the media at an event commemorating the death anniversary of his father, late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, Farooq Abdullah said:
“We will not only boycott the municipal and Panchayat polls, but also the Lok Sabha and state Assembly elections if the Centre does not clarify its stand on Article 35A and Article 370.”
Abdullah also attacked NSA Ajit Doval and accused him of stabbing Kashmir once again by saying that a separate constitution for J&K was possibly an aberration.
“I want to tell Doval Sahib and the government that if this Constitution is an aberration, then the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India is also an aberration,” Abdullah said.
Earlier this week, NSA Ajit Doval during a book launch in Delhi had said that a separate Constitution for Jammu and Kashmir was probably an “aberration” and said that sovereignty “cannot be diluted and ill-defined”.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), headed by former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has also announced the boycott of the civic elections.
The schedule for the municipal and panchayat polls in the state is likely to be announced next week.