Farooq Abdullah Decries Communalisation Of Politics Ahead Of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

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The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir also decried the misuse of religion for political and electoral gains. — File photo

A polarised India is detrimental to its growth, progress, unity and peace, he said during a function at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan in Jammu.

JAMMU (PTI) — National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday expressed grave concern over communalisation of politics” ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, and cautioned the BJP to desist from “dividing the nation on religious lines”.

A polarised India is detrimental to its growth, progress, unity and peace, he said during a function at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan here.

The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir also decried the misuse of religion for political and electoral gains.

Elaborating on the attempts by divisive forces in the state with an eye on ensuing elections, Mr Abdullah said Jammu and Kashmir has to flourish and progress as a single entity.

On the rape and murder of a minor girl in the state’s Kathua district recently, the National Conference chief said a dangerous trend was being set wherein the culprits were using religion as a shield to escape law of the land.

A special police officer was among two persons arrested in connection with the rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl in January.

Don’t think Rahul Gandhi has failed, says Farooq Abdullah on BJP’s Northeast win

Meanwhile, Farooq Abdullah defended Congress president Rahul Gandhi over the party’s debacle in the assembly polls in three northeastern states, stating that the party scion needed some time to deliver results.

Congress suffered a humiliating defeat in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura polls, the results for which were declared today.

The BJP wrested Tripura, the last Left bastion, and received invitation to be a part of the government in Nagaland, while Meghalaya elected a hung Assembly.

“I do not think he (Rahul Gandhi) has failed. Give him time as he has just become the president (of Congress party)…It is not his defeat,” Mr Abdullah told reporters on the sidelines of a function in Jammu.

“He will take time to grow in the organisation. Elections come and go,” he said.

Asked about the chances of revival of the Congress after back-to-back defeats, the National Conference chief said everyone has revival chances if one worked for the people.

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The National Conference was part of the previous UPA-led coalition at the centre.

 

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