Modi to be given befitting reply: Abdullah

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Mar 27: National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah today said that Narendra Modi led BJP Government has miserably failed to deliver on the promises it made during the election campaign of 2014 and it he will be given befitting reply by the electorate.
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Abdullah while addressing a public meet at Mujahid Manzil, Budgam said that people of the country are seeking answers from PM Modi on issues of price rise and unemployment. “During Modi’s stint as Chief Minister of Gujarat he used to mock the previous Government on these issues but now what has he done? The people of country especially our mothers and sisters across the country are finding it very difficult to run their households in view of soaring prices”, he said.
“Modi had promised to deliver on various issues concerning the nation during his 2014 election campaign but he has aggravated the problems to an extent that will take decades to solve,” he said.
The NC president said that the people of the country have now made it a point to give befitting reply to Modi. “Modi Government presents a tale of failures and mis-governance. People have now made it a point to give befitting reply to Modi for his failures and lies in the upcoming LS polls,” he added.
Abdullah in a frontal attack on Modi Government said that as he failed to deliver he created war hysteria in the country to divert attention.
“War is no solution, it brings with itself innumerable miseries. The tallest leader of BJP once said that friends can be changed, but neighbors cannot be changed. However, Modi failed to carry forward the legacy of Atal Bihari Vajpayee”, he said.
Abdullah  lashed out at Modi led Government for devaluing the institutions of the country by impeding their working. “The Modi Government has tried to destroy the autonomy of RBI, and various other institutions. The autonomy of the institutions has been compromised,” he said adding that the Modi Government and RSS are sending a message that India is only for the adherents for a particular religion. “But let clear it that India is for all Indians, it belongs to each of us, irrespective of our color, creed and faith”, he said.
The NC president said that minorities are not the only who feel threatened under Modi as PM. “Not just that the religious minorities have been threatened, attempts were made to erode their political rights conferred upon them by the Constitution of India,” he said.
He said that the agenda of BJP-RSS is divisive, and “we saw how they are contriving to vitiate the atmosphere of our State”. “But we as peace loving people should never allow ourselves to fall prey into the hands of their shenanigans, we should strike unity and work for a country where in all of us live amicably and derive our share from the development and prosperity of the country”, he added.
Abdullah cautioned people against the RSS-BJP. “The forces inimical to the identity and integrity of State will try their level best to use men, money to impede election, but we have to put up a strong front and work tirelessly to ensure that all the candidates of NC win by resounding margins. Only then we can work for a tolerant and secular India. Our vote will make a difference”, he added.
Among others party vice president Omar Abdullah, party’s general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar, provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani, Chief Spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, Aga Syed Mahmood, Dr Mohammad Shafi, Prof Abdul Majeed Matto, Ali Muhammad Dar, Manzoor Wani, Haji Abdul Ahad Dar, Tanvir Sadiq, Shammi Oberoi were present in the rally.