Promising prosperous, CM seeks absolute majority

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Nov 12, 2014 00:29 IST

Promising prosperous Jammu and Kashmir, chief minister Omar Abdullah has asked the people to give him majority in the assembly.

Addressing a public rally at Chanderkote, Omar, who is also working president of the party, said a conspiracy is being hatched to scuttle its 'Naya Jammu and Kashmir agenda', aimed at political stability, solidarity, peace, youth welfare and equitable development of all the regions and sub-regions of the state.

Naya Kashmir was the concept given by ex-chief minister Sheikh Abdullah, the grandfather of Omar Abdullah. The National Conference, which had won 28 seats in the last assembly elections, had lost three parliamentary seats it contested from the Valley. Omar is not contesting from Ganderbal, represented by him in the assembly. He is now fighting from Beerwah and Sonawar.

"The NC need not to prove its secular, democratic and people-friendly credentials. The party sacrificed much to uphold values of secularism, democracy, equitable development. Inclusive development has always remained the benchmark of the National Conference's political agenda," said Omar.

The NC has won six seats from the Jammu region in the last elections The NC working president said the PDP is an amalgam of corrupt individuals, unscrupulous and political opportunists, who are power hungry.

"Rejecting these political opportunists is the need of the hour. People have to teach them (PDP) a lesson and defeat their nefarious designs of dividing the society on regional and communal lines," said Omar.

Omar said the NC is the only political party which represents and nurtures inclusive and diverse traits of the state and stands firm against those who damage this characteristic of the state. He said in the past also attempts have been made to divide the society but people have always rejected them.

NC Jammu province president Devender Singh Rana said that party would achieve its goal of 'Naya Jammu and Kashmir'.

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