NC poised to get decisive mandate in ensuing LA elections: Rana, Sadhotra

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Confident of reversing the recent poll debacle into massive victory in the upcoming Legislative Assembly polls, Provincial President Jammu Devender Singh Rana on Thursday said Jammu and Kashmir is poised for a stable government under National Conference later this year, a party statement said.

“The people have realised the crucial need for political stability with government not suffering any sort of handicap while implementing the policies and programmes”, Rana said while addressing workers at Sunderbani this afternoon.

He recalled how National Conference led governments worked for steering the state to development and progress in the past and now, saying the massive mandate of the people from time to time equipped it with strength required for effective governance. He also referred to success achieved in dawning much needed peace during his party led government in mid nineties when the state was struggling to come out of the morass. “This effort gained further momentum in 2009, when Omar Abdullah took over the reins of government during most turbulent situation”, he said adding that after meeting the challenges in 2009 and 2010, his government gave a new dimension to the developmental effort in all the three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

“We have touched new milestones during the past nearly six years”, he said and regretted that the developmental landscape needed rather more projection for the people to know what Omar led government has done for empowering masses, ensuring accountability and transparency and reaching out at the doorsteps of people in a big way. He said alongside development, the Chief Minister ensured peoples’ massive participation in decision making which is reflected by the historic conduct of Panchayat elections after 33 years.

Rana exhorted the party functionaries and workers at the grass roots level to gear up further for the upcoming elections, saying next four months were crucial for National Conference to make aware people across the state about the achievements of Omar Abdullah led government. He sought conversion of district and block committees into election committees in order to have effective synergies at various levels.

The Provincial President also exposed the deception of people’s Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party, saying pretending to be adversaries publicly, they worked in tandem to implement their clandestine political strategy. “This is no more secret now”, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Minster for Planning and Development Mr Ajay Sadhotra enjoined upon the workers and functionaries at the district and block levels to further rejuvenate entire cadre for meeting the challenge with courage and fortitude.

“National Conference is a force to reckon with and those underestimating it were demonstrating their political naivety”, he said, adding that the legacy of Sher-e-Kashmir has overcome most turbulent situations sagaciously at the strength of the public support. He said National Conference is the only party presence of which is visible in nook and corner of the State. “We are proud of our past and great ethos of togetherness, which is our strength to meet every challenge”, he said and referred to historical facts when National Conference emerged victorious after braving the challenges.

Sadhotra dwelt in detail on the steps taken by Omar led government during the past nearly six years and said achievements are discernible in every sector and everywhere across the state. This momentum will be maintained during years to come and the day is not far when Jammu and Kashmir will become one of the progressive states of the country”, he added.

MLA Kr Rachpal Singh urged the party workers to maintain the spirit with which they worked during recent elections and established how strong National Conference was in Poonch and Rajouri districts.

“In the upcoming elections, National Conference will emerge as victorious and establish its premier role in the state politics”, he said and hoped that the party workers will spread in their respective areas and enhance the mass contact programme.

On this occasion, District President Mr Vipin Pal Sharma also addressed the workers and called for synergy at various levels, saying National Conference is a force to reckon with. He said that history is testimony to the fact that Sher-e-Kashmir’s great legacy has bounced back with full strength during most crucial challenges.

He exuded confidence that the party will register a big victory in the ensuing legislative assembly elections.

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