NC asks people not to vote for party praising Modi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
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  • Updated: Mar 25, 2014 18:49 IST

Ruling National Conference (NC) on Tuesday took on the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for "praising BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi".

"The PDP was trampling upon the sentiments of the people of this state by shamelessly praising a figure as divisive and communal as Modi," said National Conference provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani.

He claimed that the PDP has realized and acknowledged defeat in its sinister designs to harm the NC-Congress ideological coalition. "The PDP is left with no option but to openly align with the RSS-mentored Modi team," he alleged.

Wani, who presided over a high-level workers' meet for Sonawar constituency, asked the NC cadre to ensure the party's thumping victory in the Srinagar Parliamentary seat, which is being contested by NC senior leader and union minister Farooq Abdullah.

Lauding the leadership and performance of Abdullah at the Center as a senior cabinet minister in the UPA-II government, Nasir said, "People of Srinagar are represented in the Parliament by a strong, towering leader."

Nasir said the previous five years of transparent and pro-people governance in the state "have provided ample proof about the commendable work done in these years in the sectors of power generation, tourism, roads, health and education".

"In spite of the agitations that Kashmir faced in three subsequent years, development works were carried on unabated and with an unprecedented pace," he claimed.

Wani said creation of new administrative units has been a historic structural reform aimed at decentralization of power. "Omar Abdullah led NC-Congress government ensured that governance reaches the doorsteps of the people," he said.

He said it was NC founder Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah's vision that political captaincy was the ultimate right of the common man. "Omar Abdullah infused new life into this dream and motto by bringing in the Right to Information Act and then creating new Administrative Units - a step aimed at improving the accessibility and efficiency of governance in the state," he said.


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