Srinagar: Srinagar MP and Former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah was summoned and questioned at ED headquarters in Srinagar for more than seven hours on Monday.
There has been a lot of political churn in Kashmir on Monday after Ed summons to Srinagar MP and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah. Most of the mainstream political leaders reacted to it and described the move as, “Old dirty tricks of Delhi to break the resolve of Kashmiris”. Twitter was hot throughout the day with Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba also tweeting on the ED summons.
Mehbooba Mufti in her tweet said, “ED’s sudden summon to Farooq Sahab displays the extent of GOIs nervousness about mainstream parties in J&K fighting as one unit. Also, reeks of political vendetta & won’t in the least blunt our collective resolve to fight for our rights.”
The statement of the National Conference said, “ED summon to Dr. Farooq Abdullah is clearly the result of the unity that Dr. Sahib has been able to forge among mainstream political parties in J&K. This is the price one faces when opposed to BJP’s ideology and divisive politics. The recent ED summon to Dr. Farooq Abdullah is a case in point.”
The statement further said, “The timing of the recent summon is very clear. His previous summon was just before Aug 5 last year and today’s summon comes within days of forming the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration of which Dr Farooq Abdullah has taken a lead.”