Chandigarh Sept 27 – former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference stalwart Dr Farooq Abdullah today hailed the stand taken by the Shiromani Akali Dal on the issues of farmers and the status Punjabi language in J and K.
Dr Abdullah today called the Akali supremo Sukhbir Singh Badal and congratulated him on “ the courageous and principled stand” taken by SAD on the twin issues and said ,”in doing so, you are not only living up to the glorious legacy of your party but have also provided a ray of hope to the farmers and other beleaguered sections of society in the country. “
Dr Abdullah said that he was proud of his “long association with the Akali movements as a regional party committed to the setting up of a genuinely federal structure in the country. “.
He said that no one in the country has fought for farmers like the Akalis always have and “ it is great to see you holding that flag aloft. “
Dr Abdullah expressed complete support and solidarity with SAD in the fight for justice for farmers and for the status of Punjabi language in J and K.
Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal thanked Dr Abdullah for his “ support and blessings for the genuine cause for which SAD has started the struggle. “