National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday criticized the central government, saying that its approach to governance is putting the country in danger. He called on the government to shift from hatred to speaking about love.
Abdullah was participating in the discussion on the opposition’s no-confidence motion against the government in the Lok Sabha. He said that the government’s approach is endangering the nation and that it should stop hating people. He said that the government should instead speak about love, even in Manipur.
Abdullah also highlighted the violence against Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley as a dark chapter in the country’s history. He questioned whether the government will disclose how many Kashmiri Pandits were brought back in the past 10 years.
In response, Central Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai objected, stating that it’s wrong to say that this government hasn’t done anything for the return of Kashmiri Pandits and that opposition members are misleading.
Abdullah also referred indirectly to Pakistan, mentioning that former Prime Minister and BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said that if we maintain friendship with our neighbors, both will prosper. He said that if the government has the courage, it should go to war.
Abdullah’s speech was met with interruptions from some ruling party members. However, he continued to speak his mind, calling on the government to change its approach and to start speaking about love instead of hatred.