NC to hold organisational elections next year

Stung by defeat in the just concluded assembly elections, National conference on Thursday decided to hold its organisational elections next year.

india Updated: Jan 08, 2003 22:11 IST

Stung by defeat in the just concluded assembly elections, National conference on Thursday decided to hold its organisational elections next year.

The decision was taken at an important working committee meeting of Kashmir province by NC, chaired by its President Omar Abdullah and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, who was a special invitee to the meeting.

The meeting deliberated upon the recent debacle of the party in the elections which saw its strength reduced to almost half as compared to 1996 assembly elections.

In his speech, Abdullah asked the NC workers to interact with the public and help them in their despair.

Advocating for a self-introspection, Abdullah asked the workers to commit themselves for the betterment of the people and strengthen the party at the grass root level.

In his presidential address, Omar said he would give top priority to revamping the party at its lowest level and added that a mass interaction programme with the people would be launched soon.

The meeting was attended by several senior leaders of the party including Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Shah, Ali Mohammed Sagar and Mustafa Kamal.

First Published: Oct 24, 2002 22:52 IST