Designs to take over JK Bank was in pipeline since I was CM: Dr Farooq

Says “election commission must take action against UP’s Yogi”

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Srinagar, Dec 05 (KNS): Former chief minister and National Conference (NC) president, Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said that the design to take over the J&K Bank was in the pipeline since his tenure as Chief Minister in the State.
As per Kashmir News Service (KNS) correspondent, talking to reporters on the sidelines of the function here at SKICC, Dr Farooq who is also Member of Parliament said that the designs to take over the JK Bank was in the pipeline since his tenure as the chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir but there was they thought that they could succeed in Governor’s rule.
“I remember when I was the Chief Minister and the Bank was working well, I was in the office of Home Minister L K Advani along with Deputy Chairman planning commission K C Panth and they were saying that the bank is going down and it should be taken over,” Dr Farooq said, adding that “Luckily, Business Standard, a daily from newspaper from Mumbai had published a complete report on JK bank and showed how good it was. “I sent those reports to them and I am glad that Panth spoke to me on the phone and said his information was wrong,” Dr Farooq added.
He added that once Governor’s rule is over, the popular government will have to look into this to the autonomy of the JK Bank.
Dr Farooq further said that the Governor’s yesterday statement is good news.
Meanwhile, Dr Farooq said that the elections will take place. “We hope it will take place soon. But it is up to them to decide anything in this regard. It would be good in case the parliamentary and assembly elections will take place jointly,” he said.
However, he reacted over Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditya Nath’s statement, saying that election commission should take notice of his statement as he is seeking vote for Bhagwan Ram. “It is the India we have dreamt off. In a secular nation, elections commission must taken action against those who use religion to gain votes. Any use of religion is supposed to be not part of the election process,” he added. 
About joint elections with other party, Dr Farooq said, “In case it will be required then it will take place on time.” (KNS) 

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