Anantnag, Apr 22 UNI | 3 months ago

Appealing for wholehearted support to the National Conference-Congress coalition candidates in the current Lok Sabha elections, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said every vote cast in the favour of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would favour Narendra Modi and BJP.

Addressing an election rally at Noorabad in Kulgam district of Anantnag constituency, going to polls on April 24, Mr Abdullah said that every single vote cast in favour of coalition candidates will be a vote cast for safeguarding the interests of the state and strengthen the secular and democratic ethos of the country.

As opposed to that, every vote cast in the favour of PDP would be a vote cast in the favor of Narendra Modi and the BJP, and would bring him closer to the Prime Minister's Chair, he added.

Mr Abdullah said that Parliament elections are meant for electing the Prime Minister of the country through Parliament members and are not elections to elect MLAs and Chief Ministers.

"These polls are about a battle between secularism and communalism," he added.

"We have to ensure that the new Prime Minister of India is a leader who would carry all sections of the society along with him and have a secular and democratic mindset as opposed to an individual who harbors communal hatred and believes in religious polarisation of the country," he said, adding that PDP's open nexus with BJP is its clear endorsement of not only Narendra Modi, but also the venomous ideology he represents and reflects.

The Working President of NC said that Assembly elections for electing MLAs and Chief Minister of the state will take place around November this year and at that time, he will come to the people with his report card of unprecedented, historic achievements made in the state.

"I will come before you with my performance and achievements at that point in time, when elections to the state Assembly will be held by the end of this year', Mr Abdullah said.

He asked the people to exercise their invaluable franchise to elect a Prime Minister and Parliament members, who would represent the glorious history of Communal harmony and brotherhood'.

(Posted on 22-04-2014)