PM Modi trying to portray himself as Hanuman ji, says Farooq Abdullah

"It was Manmohan ji who successfully launched the anti-Satellite Missile but he never took credit for it"
PM Modi trying to portray himself as Hanuman ji, says Farooq Abdullah
Farooq Abdullah addressing a party convention in Srinagar. Mubashir Khan/GK

National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was trying to portray himself as if Hindu deity Hanuman has come himself by pressing the button for the launch of A-SAT missile.

"All the credit is due to former Prime Minister ManmohanSingh for the successful launch of A-SAT missile. It was Manmohan ji whosuccessfully launched the anti-Satellite Missile but he never took credit forit. When elections are around, he (Modi) pressed the button to show as ifHanuman ji has come himself," Abdullah said while addressing a NC convention atthe party headquarter in Nawa-e-Subh in Srinagar. 

He said a similar button was pressed, which killed six airforce personnel and a civilian, in an apparent reference to the Mi-17 choppercrash that took place in Budgam last month.

Abdullah also lashed at the PM for failing to create jobsfor the people. "PM Modi had promised that he will give two crore jobs to theyouth in a year, which makes 10 crore in five years. Where are those jobs? PMhad also promised to reduce the price of petrol, diesel and, LPG but nothinghappened," Abdullah said.

The veteran NC leader said that Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP), which once had the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya as its mainissue, has forgotten about it after the air strike carried out by the IndianAir Force (IAF) in Pakistan.

"Many Indian soldiers were killed in Chhattisgarh but Modiji never went to meet their families. And when 40 CRPF personnel lost theirlives he raised a storm over it," he said.

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