Describing ensuing elections as clash of ideologies and battle between secular and communal forces, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday exuded confidence about the victory at the strength of his party’s commitment to public service and time tested secular credentials.
“This is an opportunity for people to make a discernible choice between communal and secular forces,” he said, adding, “these will be also endorsement of the people to polices, programmes and performance of the government during over past five years”.
Omar was addressing the party functionaries from the Jammu division at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan.
Omar during his speech said that National Conference rank and file has been pressed into election gear across the State, with workers stepping up their mass contact campaign.
“Performance of my government has been inspiring and innovative, especially with respect to empowering people through Panchayat Raj Institutions, taking governance at grass roots level and making administration accountable and responsive by introducing Right to Information and Public Services Guarantee legislations,” Omar said.
He maintained that each vote would be endorsement of the people friendly and progressive programmes and initiatives undertaken by his government for the inclusive development and implementation of welfare schemes in all the three regions during more than five years.
Omar, who is also NC’s Working President, said that people of Jammu and Kashmir have all along fought the communal, deceptive and disruptive elements and will do so in future as well. He said his party is committed to strengthen secular forces by isolating divisive and communal elements, who were posing a big threat to peace and harmony across the country.
“We won’t allow them to vitiate the atmosphere by generating ill-will between communities for furthering their nefarious political agenda”, he declared.