On the ‘super cheap’ filling meal controversy, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah today clarified that he meant one pound could buy a filling meal and not one rupee. He alleged that media distorted his statement to ‘Indianise’ it.
People close to Farooq Abdullah came out in his support saying that it is not even remotely possible for him to say “one rupee”. “Farooq, who spends most of his time in the UK, is more familiar with pound than rupee. So these kind of slip of the tongue happens when people are back to country after long stay of abroad,” said one of his close aide.