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Srinagar:

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre terming them as a failure on delivering the promises made ahead of the 2014 general election.

“A failed government and a failed Prime Minister needs to be shown the door,” said Abdullah who is seeking re-election from Srinagar Parliamentary constituency.

He was addressing a public meeting in Budgam district in central Kashmir.

He further questioned the government on issues of price rise and unemployment.

“During Modiji’s stint as chief minister of Gujarat, he used to mock the previous government on these issues but now what has he done? The people of the country especially our mothers and sisters are finding it very difficult to run their households in view of soaring prices,” he said.

“Modi had promised to deliver on various issues concerning the nation during his 2014 election campaign, but he has aggravated the problems to an extent that will take decades to solve,” he added.

The former Union minister went on further saying that the “Modi government presents a tale of failures and misgovernance.”

“We in Parliament knew that the government has failed to deliver on key issues that the country is facing, so they would create a war-like situation in the country to divert the attention of people from the real issues affecting poor particularly farmers and the labour class,” he said.

Abdulla also talked about growing violence against the minorities in India. He said that the minorities were “threatened” and the constitutional rights conferred upon them were being taken away by the government.

“But, we as peace-loving people should never allow ourselves to fall prey into the hands of their shenanigans, we should strike unity and work for a country wherein all of us live amicably and derive our share from the development and prosperity of the country,” he added.

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