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NC is a public movement: Omar

Posted on Apr 21 2014 | IBNS

By Saleem Iqbal Qadri, Srinagar, Apr 20 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who is also Working President of the National Conference on Sunday reminded the people of the great sacrifices rendered by the National Conference and its leadership to highlight the cause of the State and its people.

Addressing election rallies in in south Kashmir, Omar Abdullah said the National Conference is a time tested public movement rather than a political party that panders to power at the cost of the State's interests.

He said National the Conference is the undisputed heartbeat of the state and has always proven to be the real and sincere friends of the masses.

Omar Abdullah said the National Conference is the only party with a firm ideological agenda for the equitable political, social and economic welfare of the state.

He said the party has the sincerity of purpose and the political capacity to represent the aspirations of the people both within the state and in the Indian Parliament.

"History is a testimony and records of the Parliament are proof of the commitment of National Conference for the political stability, equitable development and economic welfare of all sections of the society in Jammu and Kashmir", he said.

Omar Abdullah said that the track record of PDP and National Conference is before the people to be compared.

He said while Dr. Mehboob Baig reverberated the Parliament with his speeches to highlight the Jammu and Kashmir centric issues while Mehbooba Mufti miserably failed to represent Jammu and Kashmir.

He said voting in her favour will prove dangerous for the state as well as the country.

He said PDP is an open supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and wants the Gujarat Chief Minister to be the Prime Minister of India despite his communal record and open animosity towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

"We are all aware about the hostility of Modi and BJP towards Jammu and Kashmir besides this party's agenda of divide and rule", Omar said and maintained that voting in favour of PDP would be directly supporting Modi to become the Prime Minister of the country while voting in favour of the National Conference would amount to strengthening the democracy and pluralistic ethos of the country represented by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

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