The National Conference on Tuesday said that the party president Farooq Abdullah was not a beneficiary of the Roshni Act and that the news in the media suggesting so was completely false.
“The news attributing to sources that Dr Farooq Abdullah is a beneficiary of the Roshni Act is completely false and is being spread with a malicious intent,” said a party spokesman on Twitter.
He said Dr Farooq Abdullah has not availed of the Roshni Scheme for either his residence in Srinagar or in Jammu and any one who says otherwise is lying. “The fact that they are using sources to plant this story shows that it has no legs to stand on,” said the spokesman.
On Monday, the Jammu and Kashmir administration published on its website the list of beneficiaries under the Roshni Act. The beneficiaries include former State ministers, retired civil servants and politicians.