Gupkar Alliance Is ‘Anti-BJP, Not Anti-National’: Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi: Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), formed for restoring the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, is “anti-BJP” “not anti-national”, said National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday .

The NC chief was unanimously chosen as the PAGD chairman, while PDP president Mehbooba Mufti was selected as the vice-president, The Indian Express reported.

“I want to tell you that this false propaganda by the BJP that the PAGD is anti-national. I want to tell them that this is not true. There is no doubt that (the PAGD) is anti-BJP but it is not anti-national,” Farooq said.

Targeting BJP over abrogation of Article 370 and further dividing J&K into two Union Territories, he added, “They have tried to destroy the Constitution of the country, they have tried to divide the nation, to break the federal structure which we saw what they did on August 5 last year…I want to tell them that this (PAGD) is not an anti-national jamaat. Our aim is that people of Jammu Kashmir, and Ladakh should get their rights back. That’s where our battle is, our battle is not for more than that.”

The members of PAGD met at Mufti’s residence for the first time after it was floated, and adopted the flag of the erstwhile state of J&K as its symbol, The Indian Express report said.

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