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NC confident of gaining majority in assembly polls

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Srinagar, July 23, 2014
First Published: 20:18 IST(23/7/2014) | Last Updated: 20:20 IST(23/7/2014)

Following their debacle during the Lok Sabha polls held this year, the National Conference is, however, confident of gaining clear majority in the forthcoming assembly elections in the state.

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In a press statement, the party has said it would go to polls seeking a consolidation of mandate on the basis of unparalleled and unprecedented developments under the path-breaking leadership of Omar Abdullah. 

The party spokesman, Junaid Azim Mattu, has said that the party cadre was looking forward to script a historic comeback in the coming elections.
"Our workers are full of confidence and have reposed complete faith in our leadership," Said Mattu.

"The coming elections will see a battle between our proven track record of substantial development and sustainable reform versus People's Democratic Party's (PDP) track record of corruption and embezzlement," he said.

The people of the state are faced with a choice between values of development and transparency represented by the National Conference. "The choice is simple, clear and has far-reaching implications. Every single citizen of the state has to stand up against corruption and chicanery by ensuring that PDP's corrupt and criminal candidates lose their deposits in the coming elections," said Mattu.

"We are confident of emerging victorious in all three regions of the state. History is on our side in how we have rendered innumerable sacrifices to uphold the rights and aspirations of our people," he said.

Our track-record is exemplary in fighting corruption, decentralising power and taking the state closer towards economic self-reliance and prosperity, he said.

The commendable rise in per capita income, the undeniable average growth percentage in the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) and the fact that we have added more to our hydro power portfolio than has been added collectively in the last six decades are facts that speak louder than theatrical rhetoric, he maintained.

"We are absolutely confident of emerging as the single-largest party in the assembly and gaining a simple majority on our own. Our strength lies in our performance," said Mattu.

"The National Conference has fielded the strongest candidates from 32 assembly segments based on the democratic feedback and would nominate strong, clean and credible faces from the remaining 55 assembly constituencies as well," he added.

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