Learn to be tol­er­ant like Va­j­payee, Fa­rooq Ab­dul­lah’s ad­vice to PM

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JAMMU: For­mer Jammu and Kash­mir chief min­is­ter Fa­rooq Ab­dul­lah on Thurs­day had a piece of ad­vice for Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi - be tol­er­ant like Atal Bi­hari Va­j­payee to en­sure ac­cep­tance by all peo­ple.

Speak­ing at an event here, the Na­tional Con­fer­ence pa­tri­arch also ac­cused the BJP of fol­low­ing a di­vi­sive agenda.

“When (Jawa­har­lal) Nehru un­furled the tri­colour at the Red Fort for the first time, he never thought that a party will come to power in fu­ture which will try to di­vide this coun­try. Bri­tish­ers di­vided it into In­dia and Pak­istan and the coun­try will be di­vided into many parts if the rul­ing party con­tin­ues with its di­vi­sive agenda,” he claimed.

He said that the BJP claims Lord Ram is theirs but ac­cord­ing to holy texts, “Bhag­wan Ram be­long to the en­tire uni­verse and not Hin­dus alone”.

Ask­ing Modi to be “tol­er­ant like Va­j­payee”, Fa­rooq said, “He is the prime min­is­ter. He has to come up to that level and should not get en­gaged in smaller is­sues. At time I feel sorry for his state­ments.”

He went on to add, “Please in­cul­cate sense of tol­er­ance, Prime Min­is­ter sahib. If you have to run this coun­try, you have to be tol­er­ant and en­sure ac­cep­tance by oth­ers. All have to be taken along, if you have run this coun­try. Be tol­er­ant

like Va­j­payee ji.”

He claimed if the coun­try is united to­day “it is be­cause of Nehru”.

He also said that war is not a so­lu­tion to con­flicts.

“We would stay safe in our houses but jawans would

lose their lives. We do not need to have war with China and Pak­istan. We want those coun­tries should also make progress and be­come pros­per­ous,” he added.

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