Attachment of properties political vendetta: NC
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Saturday termed the attachment of Dr Farooq Abdullah’s property by ED political vendetta, meant to settle political score.
In a joint statement party leadership including General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Provincial Presidents Nasir Aslam Wani, Devender Singh Rana senior leaders Mohammad Shafi Uri, AR Rather, Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan, Mian Altaf, Mubarak Gul, party MPs Mohammad Akbar Lone, Hasnain Masoodi, SS Salathia, Ajay Sadhotra, Qamar Ali Akhoon lambasted the series of attacks on the party leadership.
Calling ED’s targeting of Dr Farooq Abdullah, the leaders said such acts were nothing but unwarranted and unjustified.
“There is no evidence worth the name on record to justify the order of attachment of the property. These ancestral assets had been acquired decades back, and there is no justification why these should be attached,” the leaders said, adding, “It is nothing except political vendetta and an attempt to silence the leadership and dissuade it from voicing support to political aspirations of the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.”
They said that the list of properties includes two ancestral properties in which Dr Farooq has a minor share. It reveals the desperation of the BJP which is using its agencies to settle political scores.
“It’s not a coincidence that the BJP ordered this action on the day the DDC polls ended because they know how badly they have fared and are now extracting their revenge in advance of the drubbing they will receive at the hands of people of J&K,” the leaders said.
Mehbooba Mufti Tweets:
Attaching Dr Farooq sahab’s properties is sheer political vendetta as was evident from the abuses heaped on PAGD by BJP. People of J&K were least impressed & placed their faith in the alliance.Using agencies like NIA & ED to settle scores shows BJPs frustration. https://t.co/W98SZv69iv
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) December 19, 2020
“Attaching Dr Farooq sahab’s properties is sheer political vendetta as was evident from the abuses heaped on PAGD by BJP. People of J&K were least impressed & placed their faith in the alliance. Using agencies like NIA & ED to settle scores shows BJPs frustration.”