Farooq Abdullah

  • Modi can never be a secular leader like Vajpayee: Farooq Abdullah 23-04-2014 07:52 AM

    Srinagar: Hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, National Conference leader and union minister Farooq Abdullah said that he can never be a secular leader like former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. "Vajpayee was also from the RSS but he was a modern man and...
  • PDP registers police complaint against Farooq Abdullah's attack remark 20-04-2014 02:48 PM

    Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party has lodged a police complaint against Union Minister Farooq Abdullah for allegedly making threatening statements against party leadership. "We have yesterday given a formal police complaint against Abdullah at Rajbagh police station for making threatening statements against the PDP and its leaders," chief spokesperson of...
  • Accession of J&K will go if Article 370 is abolished: Farooq 17-04-2014 07:09 PM

    Srinagar: Union Minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India will end if Article 370 is abolished. "It (accession) will certainly end. There is no doubt in it. Our accession is dependent on Article 370. Article 370 is the bridge...
  • Modi wants to eliminate Muslims, claims Farooq Abdullah 16-04-2014 06:02 PM

    Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday claimed that BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi wants to "eliminate" Muslims but expressed confidence that Congress will not allow him to succeed in his designs. "I do not fear Modi but his intentions, which he has for India. He wants to eliminate Muslims...
  • Polling official clears Farooq's nomination, AAP to approach CEC 11-04-2014 08:55 AM

    Srinagar: The Srinagar Returning Officer has rejected a complaint filed by the Aam Aadmi Party and has cleared National Conference (NC) President and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdullah's nomination. The AAP had accused Abdullah of filing incorrect information but the returning officer in Srinagar has...
  • EC rejects AAP's complaint, clears Farooq Abdullah's nomination 10-04-2014 11:20 PM

    Srinagar: Nomination papers of Union Minister Farooq Abdullah, caught in an age controversy, was cleared by the election authorities which rejected a complaint by AAP accusing him of submitting incorrect age. Abdullah had in 2008 assembly polls mentioned his age as 66 in his nomination papers and now six years...
  • Lok Sabha polls: AAP files complaint against Farooq Abdullah 10-04-2014 03:39 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday demanded cancellation of Union Minister Farooq Abdullah's candidature, alleging that he had given "misleading" information about his age to the Election Commission. AAP has filed a complaint to the Returning Officer for Srinagar parliamentary constituency in this regard. The complaint, filed by chief election agent...
  • Farooq Abdullah gains 11 years in age since 2008, AAP seeks action 10-04-2014 01:49 PM

    Srinagar: National Conference (NC) President and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdulla's age has increased by 11 years within a period of five years. This is not a joke, but the truth as the affidavit filed by Dr Farooq Abdullah before the Returning Officer Srinagar on...
  • Farooq Abdullah among 16 candidates in fray from Srinagar 09-04-2014 07:40 PM

    Union Minister and NC president Farooq Abdullah is among the 16 candidates to have filed nomination papers from the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency which is going to polls on April 30. As many as 11 candidates submitted their papers before the election officials on Wednesday, as the deadline to file...
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  • Farooq, Omar attack BJP on Article 370, call it a gimmick 07-04-2014 01:46 PM

    Srinagar: Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah has attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party for promising the abrogation of Article 370 in its manifesto. Dr Abdullah said, "National Conference, Congress and other national parties won't let Article 370 be abrogated." The Article 370 of the Constitution guarantees a special category status for...
  • Lok Sabha polls: A fight between the old and the new guard in J&K 06-04-2014 08:06 AM

    Srinagar: Out of a long winter, the political temperature in rising in the Kashmir Valley with Lok Sabha elections just round the corner. The Congress, BJP, the ruling National Conference and the Opposition PDP have fielded their best candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in J&K. And competing with this...
  • If voted to power, Modi will destroy nation, says Farooq Abdullah 02-04-2014 07:00 PM

    Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday lashed out at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying "he will destroy the country if he comes to power". "If this man (Modi) sits on the Prime Minister's chair, he will destroy India's Constitution. People of every religion have right to live but...
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  • News 360: Kejriwal to take on Modi in Varanasi 25-03-2014 08:45 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday addressed a rally in Varanasi and said that he will fight Lok Sabha elections against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • A Billion Votes: All the elections buzz from battleground Varanasi 25-03-2014 07:31 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday addressed a rally in Varanasi and said that he will fight Lok Sabha elections against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • Advani, Jaswant are secular, it's advantage Modi now: Farooq Abdullah 25-03-2014 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: Claiming that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has taken over the Bharatiya Janata Party, Union Minister and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said that it is advantage NDA in the Lok Sabha elections. Farooq Abdullah said that LK Advani and Jaswant Singh are secular leaders and...
  • Uproar in J&K Assembly over BJP demand for reservation for Jats 04-03-2014 11:04 AM

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly got off to a rough start again on Tuesday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanding reservation for Jats in the state. The Centre on Sunday had cleared reservation for Jats in government jobs, a move slammed by the opposition as "political expediency". Meanwhile,...
  • Chaos in J&K Assembly on Farooq Abdullah's 'Kashmiris are thieves' remark 03-03-2014 10:53 AM

    Srinagar: National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah has made a controversial statement once again saying that Kashmiris are thieves. There was chaos in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly by PDP MLAs over Farooq's statement. This is not the first time that Farooq has come under criticism for his statements. Last year,...
  • AAP challenges Farooq Abdullah, fields RTI activist against him 02-03-2014 11:48 AM

    Srinagar: Union Minister and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah is being challenged by the Aam Aadmi Party in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Making its debut in Jammu & Kashmir, the AAP has fielded prominent AAP activist Muzaffar Bhatt against Abdullah in Srinagar. Bhatt has begun his poll campaign in...
  • J&K: Congress in the dock over molestation charges against minister 07-02-2014 11:55 AM

    Srinagar: The Congress is in the dock in Jammu and Kashmir, after one of its leaders was accused by a woman doctor of molesting her in his office. Health Minister Shabir Khan has been accused by the woman doctor of calling her to his office on the pretext of some...
  • Kejriwal has lost his way as he levelled allegations without proof: Ramdev 01-02-2014 04:49 PM

    Jammu: Hitting out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for calling leaders corrupt "without any proof", yoga guru Ramdev today said the Aam Aadmi Party leader who had set out to cleanse the system has "lost his way". "We should give proof while levelling allegations. It is the biggest dishonesty...
  • Will go to court and answer Kejriwal, says Farooq Abdullah 31-01-2014 05:04 PM

    Chennai: Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday said he will approach court and give "answer" to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for mentioning his name in his list of "corrupt" politicians. "I am happy that my name figured in the list. I will go to the court and answer. I...
  • Allies drifting away: Is UPA now a sinking ship? 29-01-2014 11:10 PM

    It is a worrying time for the Congress party as its key allies at the Centre, the National Conference (NC) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), are hinting at parting ways ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. While NCP leader Praful Patel defended BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying the...
  • After NC, Congress gets another shock as NCP says time to forget 2002 riots 29-01-2014 02:13 PM

    New Delhi: The going seems to be getting tough for the Congress this Lok Sabha elections. Two of its key allies, the National Congress in Jammu and Kashmir and the Nationalist Congress Party in Maharashtra, have made statements that could spell trouble for the Congress. While on Wednesday morning, NC...
  • People will decide if Modi should be the PM, says Farooq as NC-Cong ties sour 29-01-2014 11:23 AM

    Srinagar: Long term Congress ally, the National Conference has indicated that their ties are at a breaking point and that a decision will be taken soon on the matter. Speaking to CNN-IBN, NC chief Farooq Abdullah said that his son and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will take...
  • Farooq Abdullah in Unnao rules out alliance with NDA, says Vajpayee era was different 10-01-2014 10:32 PM

    Ruling out any future alliance with NDA, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Friday said his party was part of the dispensation when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was at the helm, but not now. "Even if the BJP-led NDA comes to power after the Lok Sabha polls, National Conference will not...
  • Manmohan Singh proved a good PM during difficult times: Farooq 03-01-2014 07:37 PM

    Union Minister and Congress ally NC chief Farooq Abdullah backed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying, "Manmohan Singh has been a good prime minister during difficult times. He had a difficult task running coalition government. I will judge Manmohan kindly." He also backed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi prime ministerial candidature...