NC will not allow intrigues against special status of J&K: Farooq Abdullah


SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah has asserted the party’s resolve to fight against machinations aimed at obliterating the special identity and integrity of the state saying that with the active support of people, National Conference will never allow such intrigues to get materialised.

Jammu and Kashmir, March 20 (ANI): National Conference President Farooq Abdullah (C), Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad (L) and Congress leader Ambika Soni (R) addressing at a press conference in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

Addressing the Working Committee meeting of Srinagar district here, Farooq said, “Forces inimical to the special constitutional status of our state will try their level best to go to any extent to weaken the voice of Kashmiris. The forthcoming election is of great importance to us, it provides us with an opportunity to show how passionately we care for our identity and unique status.”

He further added that the communal forces of the country have a singular agenda in mind, which is to fully merge the state with the union of India. However, it is up to the people now to not allow them to succeed in their designs. The communal forces will try to use government machinery; money and muscle to influence the elections. Their Trojan horses and cronies in the state especially in Kashmir will leave no stone unturned to divide the voice of people. “However, I am sure that people have made it a point not to fall prey to their evil designs. The forthcoming elections provide us an opportunity to clean the country and the state of the communal discourse,” Farooq said.
Party vice president Omar Abdullah while addressing the meet asked the youth National conference functionaries to gear up and put in their efforts to make the party stronger at grass roots.

Meanwhile, the National Conference and Congresshave entered into an alliance on three out of six Lok Sabha seats in the State and decided to have friendly contest on three others in the absence of a consensus on their sharing as top leaders of the two parties declared that their tie-up will strengthen secular forces, both in the State as well as the country.
The seat sharing agreement was clinched at a meeting between prominent leaders of National Conference and Congress held at NC president and former Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah’s Bhatindi residence.