Asserting that NC will bounce back with full strength, General Secretary Ali Mohammed Sagar on Tuesday said the forward looking policies and programmes of the party besides massive cadre-base spread across the state stand guarantee for it.
“Meeting challenges is not new for NC; more the challenges and more resolute we remain in overcoming these”, Sagar told party functionaries of Reasi district in Jammu.
Jammu Provincial President Devender Singh Rana said the party has surmounted numerous challenges ever-since its inception and history stands testimony to the fact how Sheikh Abdullah braved the odds during most testing times and infused new vigour in the cadre. “This spirit has to be emulated for restoring pristine glory of National Conference and its premier character in the state politics”, he added.
The General Secretary recalled the skepticism of the party adversaries, who had raised a question mark over the longevity of Omar Abdullah led government in 2009 but the stewardship given by the young leader steered Jammu and Kashmir to a new era of progress, development and peace. He referred to the single-minded and resolute response of Omar Abdullah during the devastating September floods last year and said his organizing capacity averted a big catastrophe in terms of human loss.
While sharing his assessment of electoral performance and the response of cadre post-lections, Rana said that functionaries and workers at the grass roots level had taken the results to their stride with a resolve to galvanise around the leadership to meet the challenges.
“The party rank and file is gearing up to bounce back in a befitting manner”, Rana said, adding that the public outreach has been enhanced in the recent days in a big way.