NC can alone safeguard political interest of state: Omar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lolab
  • Updated: Nov 29, 2014 23:23 IST

Chief minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Saturday and said that the NC was the only party that could fight to safeguard the political interests and sentiments of Jammu and Kashmir at a juncture when "brazen calls were being made to abrogate Article 370."

While addressing election rallies at Lolab and Handwara, Abdullah said that efforts were being made to change Kashmir's state subject law that protects J&K's demographic character.

"It was the National Conference that waged a selfless war against the tyranny and oppression and rid this state of the humiliation of monarchy and feudalism. We started our struggle against the indignity of autocracy and we went on to ensure that our peasants are freed from the clutches of feudal slavery and it was Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah who sacrificed his entire life for the honour of our people," he said

"Today, we stand at another threshold of a litmus test where everything we have stood for and rendered sacrifices for is being threatened not only by the BJP but also its local stooges who have abandoned the slogan of Azadi only to support BJP's aim to do away with the Muslim Personal Law, to abrogate Article 370 and inflict irreparable damage on our state subject law which protects our state's demographic and cultural character," Omar Abdullah said.

Abdullah asked people to give a verdict for their honour by voting for the National Conference. Omar Abdullah said that the National Conference has a holistic vision for the state's political, economic and cultural development that is based on the bedrock of our political individuality.

The NC working president said that the last six years of the NC-led government's tenure is an era of great systemic reforms in the fields of power generation, healthcare, education and transparency.

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