Abdullah Srinagar, Apr 27 UNI | 3 months ago

Seeking mandate for his party, union minister Dr Farooq Abdullah today said that every single vote for National Conference (NC) will be vote against communal forces trying to enter the state.

Dr Abdullah, who is seeking re-election from Srinagar Parliamentary constituency, addressing a number of meeting in Srinagar and Badgam today said that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) open support to BJP was a historic betrayal with the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

But, he said, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed should know that there is a limit to a nation's tolerance to gimmickry, political intrigues and lies.

Speaking to the public in Khanyar, Srinagar, where unidentified person hurled a hand greande, Dr Abullah said 'Every single vote that you will cast for NC will be a vote against the Modi-Mufti alliance and will be a vote that will stop the march of communal forces from entering JandK'.

Dr Abdullah claimed that NC was a political institution founded on sacrifices and public service unlike PDP which was a coalition of opportunistic individuals who are bound together by their insatiable hunger for power and position.

'NC has defended Article 370 and Kashmiriyat from hundreds of intrigues and thousands of enemies and the party will continue to be a protection shield for JandK and its people long after I am gone', he said

He alleged that Mr Sayeed was an anti-Kashmir individual by conviction who was an exception in the presumption that a politician would at least have some basic amount of compassion for his own people.

'Mr Sayeed nurtures a grudge against Kashmiris that they have handed him embarrassing electoral defeats from his native constituency repeatedly four times, a loud and clear rejection that forced his rehabilitation in Muzaffar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh as a Member of Parliament from a safe seat there at a time when Mr Sayeed couldn't garner more than 300 votes in his own State', Dr Abdullah said.

Speaking at an election meeting in Magam, Beerwah Dr Abdullah said that the same elements who are conspiring against NC and Kashmir today, had conspired against Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah at a time when he was languishing in jails for his people.

'My father braved all odds but never disappointed his people. I have in all earnestness tried to walk on the path of my father all my life and I am sure that NC and Omar Abdullah will continue to serve the people of JandK with the same sincerity of purpose and patriotic passion'.Addressing the people in Magam, where a blast also took place, Dr Abdullah said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir will continue to be united and all efforts by Mr Sayeed and PDP to divide them are bound to fail since this nation is united in its common ideals of communal harmony, amity, peace and secularism.

'One would have never imagined that a political party from JandK could possibly be brazen enough to join hands with Narendra Modi. The very thought was unimaginable until Mufti Mohammad Sayeed jumped into Modi's lap and started taking orders from him during this election campaign', Dr Abdullah said.

Dr Abdullah asked the people in Srinagar and Beerwah to vote in large numbers in favour of the NC candidates so that the party could continue to be the shield of protection for this State, its special status and its people.

(Posted on 28-04-2014)