New Dehli: Aam Admi Party AAP headed by Arvind Kejriwal announces to file a defamation suit against National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah after he reportedly called Kashmir people ‘maha chor’.
Although he has refused that his quote was misrepresented by media but there is huge anger within Kashmir and outside for his words reported in the media few days earlier. National Conference (NC) chief Abdullah had reportedly described the people of Jammu and Kashmir as “mahachors” (biggest thieves) of electricity while addressing an event in New Delhi on Sunday.
He had clarifies that he never called the people of Jammu and Kashmir as ‘thieves’, and added that he was misquoted by the media. I had spoken about power. I had said that it is unfortunate that we buy power for nearly 2-3 thousand crores but we are not able to get that money back because there is a lot of pilferage of power. Many of our people are stealing power.
AAP activists staged a protest in the Press Enclave in Srinagar announcing that the party will file a defamation case against Abdullah for insulting and humiliating people of Kashmir.
Scores of AAP workers led by Dr Raja Muzafar raised slogans against Abdullah.
Talking to reporters, Bhat, who is AAP’s candidate for coming Parliament elections for Srinagar-Budgam seat, said Abdullah has insulted whole Kashmir nation and he is forgetting that people of Kashmir gave blood to his father Shiekh Mohammad Abdullah when he launched Plebiscite Front.