Dr Farooq Is Back; Pays Surprise Visit to Jammu’s Kanak Mandi



Dr Farooq Abdullah at Kanak Mandi.
Dr Farooq Abdullah at Kanak Mandi.

National Conference patron Dr Farooq Abdullah Friday made a surprise appearance in Kanak Mandi, Jammu—the business hub of the winter capital city, drawing attention of many people in the market including commuters.

Attired in black Bandhgala suit and a matching Karakuli, Dr Abdullah with his flamboyant mannerism exchanged pleasantries with the onlookers. The youngsters, including Vaisahno Devi pilgrims and locals pull-pushed each other to have selfies and quick word with him.

“Accompanied by provincial president, Devender Singh Rana, Farooq was honoured with a shawl by the president of Kanak Mandi Traders Association, Vijay Gupta as a token of affection. The members of the business community garlanded him profusely and welcomed him to the celebrations marking Makar Sankrati,” NC statement said.

“It took him two hours to pass through the busy heritage market which otherwise is just a five-minute walk. No sooner, he made an impromptu appearance in the famous heritage Raghunath Bazar, several shopkeepers alighted from their shops and shook hands with him. Dr Abdullah waved at the people assembled on the pavements wishes pilgrims’ blissful pilgrimage and sat for a while at the business establishments of known acquaintances. He also distributed sweets among the people.”

Many people apprised NC President about various problems and sought his intervention in getting these solved, the statement said.


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