“I am not old. I am young,”: Dr Farooq Abdullah

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A journalist had to face an angry Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday after he asked a question of the National Conference President while reminding him that he had grown old.

2016_6$largeimg201_Jun_2016_213602987Abdullah retorted the reporter without listening to his question when he made a remark on his age.

“I am not old. I am young,” an angry Abdullah replied when the reporter told him that he was in old age.

Abdullah was speaking to reporters in Tagore Hall Srinagar today.

He also lashed out at the government for proposing increase in aviation fuel levy, saying it will dissuade tourists from visiting Kashmir due to higher airfare.

“Tourists won’t come here when they find traveling to Kashmir expensive than Dubai and other countries,” he added.

On holding elections for Anantnag Assembly seat on June 19, Farooq said that the PDP-led government had deferred the polls citing law and order situation.

“Earlier, they said the situation is not well so we will not conduct elections. Now tell me has the situation improved? And when the polling is conducted, the month of Ramadan will be observed. And the day is also being observed as the anniversary of Moulana (Qazi Nisar). Is it right and is the Election Commission doing justice with the people of Jammu and Kashmir?” the NC leader said.(Agencies)

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