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BJP Accuses Former CM Farooq Abdullah of Parroting Pak Line on PoK

Press Trust Of India

First published: November 27, 2016, 7:04 PM IST | Updated: November 27, 2016
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BJP Accuses Former CM Farooq Abdullah of Parroting Pak Line on PoK
File photo of BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma.

New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday accused National Conference chief and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah of speaking the language of Pakistan and insulting Parliament with his remarks in which he had made light of India's claims over Pak-occupied-Kashmir.

Attacking him, its National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said Abdullah was frustrated after being in power in the state and over the fact that it was returning to normalcy following months of unrest.

"He is speaking the language of Pakistan. He is speaking the language of terrorists like Hafiz Sayeed and Azhar Masood.

He is unable to digest the return of the state to normalcy. In his greed for power, he is doing this vote bank politics. It only shows his mental bankruptcy," he said.

Noting that Parliament has passed resolutions reiterating India's claim over PoK, he said Abdullah had insulted
Parliament even though he has been a Union Minister as well as a Chief Minister.

"PoK is a part of India and sooner than later we will have our sovereignty over it," he said.

The BJP leader blamed Abdullah family and Gandhi family for the Kashmir issue, saying had they listened to the then Home Minister Sardar Patel, then the problem would not have festered so long.

Speaking at a public meeting on Thursday last, Abdullah had said PoK is not "your father's property" as he insisted that neither India nor Pakistan can capture the state's territory falling outside their control.

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