Stepping up campaign in favour of National Conference candidates from Srinagar, Anantnag and Baramulla for the upcoming elections to Lok Sabha, Minority Cell on Saturday exuded confidence that the electors of these constituencies based outside the Valley will join in the democratic process in a big way and become part in the process of bringing about a positive change and ensuring political stability.
“National Conference has all along stood by the displaced people during difficult times and it will continue to do so, come what may, in the years to come,” the spokesman quoted former MLC and Chief Patron of the NC Minority Cell Vijay Bakaya as having said.
The spokesman said Bakaya referred to the lofty ideals of Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah sand said his cherished slogan of ‘Hindu Muslim Sikh Itehad’ will always remain a guiding force for the party.
The quoted Bakaya as having said this spirit is needed to be strengthened by voting and supporting the forces believing in inclusiveness and secular ethos, for which the State was known across the globe.
Former legislators Dr Bashir Ahmed Veeri and Abdul Majeed Larmi were among the senior leaders who also addressed the representatives of the displaced people, he said.
He said that Bakaya, Dr Veeri and Larmi made the appeal to the displaced voters to ensure the victory of the party candidates Dr Farooq Abdullah, Justice Hasnain Masoodi and Mohammed Akber Lone respectively from Srinagar, Anantnag and Baramulla parliamentary constituencies.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Bashir Ahmed Veeri referred to the initiatives taken during the tenure of Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah as Chief Minister to improve the living conditions of migrants by raising tenements, providing jobs, enhancing relief and getting sanctioned posts under Prime Minister’s package.
Dr Veeri highlighting the crucial role played by National Conference from time to time to isolate communal and reactionary forces and to safeguard the interests of Kashmiri Pandits.
Abdul Majid Larmi, while addressing the gathering, said the progressive policies pursued by National Conference government in its different spells has brought about a positive and discernible socio-economic change in the state. Due to tireless efforts of the party leadership, the state had made a significant headway towards peace, progress and development.
In his address, President NC Minority Cell M K Yogi urged the migrant voters to vote and support the party candidates from the Valley, saying this will strengthen the pluralistic ethos of the State. He decried the negative policies of the PDP during its misrule in partnership with the BJP and said these resulted in obstructing the initiatives for welfare of migrants especially retarded the process of fillip the jobs under Prime Minister’s package.
The spokesman said prominent among those present on the occasion included Dr Aamina, Harmohinder Singh, P. N Talashi, Bal Krishan Bhat, A. K Raina, Mr Ashok Pandita, Sundari Lal Pandita, Abay Bakaya, Shuban Ji , Surinder Nath, Bharat Bhusan, S. Pandita and others.