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Farooq Abdullah calls for Governor’s rule

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Srinagar, May 22: Questioning the government’s silence on the alleged involvement of BJP leaders in a land row in Jammu, former chief minister Farooq Abdullah has called for immediate imposition of Governor’s rule in the state.

The National Conference patron and Lok Sabha MP said his party had never been a promoter of Governor’s rule but it appeared to be the only way to arrest growing unrest in the state, which he asserted is fast slipping into anarchy under the PDP-BJP government.

“We feel it is the right time for the governor to take over. Leave the assembly in suspended animation and let the people of the state enjoy the fruits of democracy,” Abdullah was quoted as saying by PTI.

He referred to the controversy over the purchase of land, through a company, by top BJP leaders, including State Assembly Speaker Nirmal Singh and Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta, near an Army ammunition depot in Nagrota in Jammu.

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