Farooq Sparks Fresh Controversy
New Delhi: National Conference patriarch Farooq Abdullah sparked fresh controversy by suggesting that US should mediate to resolve the Indo-Pak issues. This statement came as a shocker as it was completely paradoxical to the stand taken by Indian government on Trump’s suggestion of intervention as third party to resolve Indo-Pak issues. However, Pakistan welcomed suggestion of U.S. to mediate saying that the bilateral talks failed so far.
Apart from seeking intervention of U.S., Farooq also glorified stone pelters calling them nationalists who are fighting for e nation. His comments attracted criticism from various political parties. They alleged that he was trying to attract certain sections of society as by polls are around the corner in the state.
Meanwhile, the BJP heavily came down saying that National Conference and Farooq Abdullah have become irrelevant. The party also said that he was looking for short term gains and described stone pelting an act of war.