Revealing that National Conference patron Dr Farooq Abdullah is going to be face of the party during the upcoming assembly elections in the state, NC Friday said that the party is on tenterhooks to rectify the wrongs it committed in the past.
“We have to redeem the situation. The disconnect with the people of the state proved disastrous for the party during the recently held polls. We have to do the needful to turn the situation in our favor before it is too late,” said NC additional general secretary Dr Mustafa Kamal.
He added that during the forthcoming polls for assembly in JK, NC will have Dr Farooq Abdullah as its face and that due to his absence from the party affairs during the past five years, NC suffered a lot. “He was representing the state in the parliament but at the same time our party suffered as there is no one like him. He is a real statesman and NC cadre identifies with him here at large.”
Terming Dr Farooq, one man army to face the rivals, Kamal who is also the brother of NC patron remarked that there is no other choice with NC but to ask Dr Farooq to lead the party. “To all of us, he is the best leader and a seasoned politician. As he was busy in Delhi during the past five years, now we know that he will turn the tables around.”
Kamal also maintained that the main reason for the recent debacle of NC was its disconnect with the people in general and party activists in particular. “Yes we have to admit that we were not connected to our cadre as we should have been. Now the time has come when we have to rectify the wrongs.”