Guwahati: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference (NC) chairman Farooq Abdullah on Thursday hit out at Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik, calling the latter a "slave of the Centre". Abdullah said in Guwahati that the governor followed the direction of the Centre.

"I am very sad about his decision. The governor dissolved the House while the ex-chief minister had communicated to him (about the proposed alliance of the PDP with the NC and Congress). He is a slave of the Centre. When the Centre tells him to get up, he gets up and when the Centre tells him to sit down, he sits down. I had a lot of hopes from the governor, but he turned out to be another slave of the Centre. The post of governor needs to be looked into,” Abdullah said.

The NC chairman wanted to know further, “Why did he wait for five months to dissolve the Assembly? Why was he waiting for trading of MLAs for a BJP government to be formed,” Abdullah asked.

Reacting to the BJP’s ‘terror-friendly’ parties remarks, Abdullah asked whether the PDP was not terror-friendly when it was in alliance with the BJP. “When the NC, Congress and PDP come together, then we are all terrorists. I feel sad about it,” Abdullah said.

The veteran Kashmiri politician targeted BJP leader Ram Madhav too, sayong the NC had never waited for a signal from Pakistan. Abdullah reiterated his controversial stand on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and said PoK was not India's territory.