Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Oct 19: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah was on Monday quizzed by Enforcement Directorate for several hours following which he asserted that resolve for restoration of Article 370 and 35A “has never died or will never die even if he was hanged.”
“They have their job to do. I have my job to do. There is nothing else to say. It is not for me to decide. The court will decide what the truth is,” Farooq Abdullah told reporters soon after he was allowed to go by Enforcement Directorate in connection with a case related to alleged JKCA scam.
“There is nothing to be worried. I am not worried. I only regret I could not take lunch as it could bring the lunch with me as there was no time,” Farooq said.
“Please remember we have a long way to go. We have a long political battle and that battle is going to continue whether Farooq Abdullah is alive or Farooq Abdullah is dead,” he said, adding, “Our fight is for restoration of Article 370 and A 35 (read 35A). Therefore the fight will continue whether Farooq Abdullah in on stage or not on stage.”
Responding to a related question by a reporter, the visibly angry Farooq said: “Our resolved has never changed and it will not change even if I am hanged. It is struggle of people and not Farooq alone.”
Asked about how the ED people behaved with him, he said: “They were nice. They were very good. They will were doing their job.”
Meanwhile, National Conference vehemently condemned ED summons to Party President and Member of Parliament, saying the measure exudes witch-hunt and vengeance.
In a joint statement Party General Secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar, Provincial Presidents Nasir Aslam Wani, Devender Singh Rana and other senior leaders condemned the “undue witch hunt and intimidation of party president Dr Farooq Abdullah.”