National Conference (NC) President and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdulla’s age has increased by 11 years within a period of five years. This is not a joke, but the truth as the affidavit filed by Dr. Farooq Abdullah before the Returning Officer Srinagar on April 7 has mentioned his age as 77 years.
But the affidavit which was filed by Dr. Farooq Abdullah in December 2008 for the assembly elections from Hazratbal had shown his age as 66 years. Now the question is whether his age is 71 years or 77 years.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded that his candidature be cancelled for lying before the election authorities. In a written complaint filed before the Returning Officer Srinagar the Aam Aadmi Party has asked the election authorities to intervene into this matter and has requested the authorities to cancel his candidature.