J&K craves for peace, good governance: National Conference

Describing National Conference a mass movement and representative of marginalised segments of the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, senior party leaders on Tuesday pledged to give the state a strong, stable and responsive government.

 “People of the state are craving for peace and good governance, which can be ensured by National Conference alone,” General Secretary Ali Mohammed Sagar said while addressing workers convention here this afternoon, according to a

Sagar said that times bear testimony that NC never compromised its political agenda and high values of secular democratic ethos. “We have braved the brunt of highhandedness, animosity and false propaganda. Our leaders and workers were made to suffer severely in different periods but nobody could shatter our firm faith in our political agenda”, he said and cautioned against the machinations being perpetrated by anti-people forces to weaken the party.

“They have no agenda for public good or the betterment of the State. They have joined hands only to put hurdles in the forward movement of National Conference to seek permanent peace and youth welfare in the State”, he said and added that these elements have neither in the past deterred National Conference nor at present will be able to do so as people fully recognize them as a spent force.

Speaking on the occasion, Additional General Secretary Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal castigated divisive forces and said that solidarity of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh is the corner stone of National Conference’s political agenda. He said NC will always work for the inclusive and equitable development of all areas of the State.

 Provincial President Devender Singh Rana, while addressing the convention expressed concern over attempts being made to vitiate the political atmosphere in the state and said politics of hate and intolerance is a real threat to democracy that is needed to be fought collectively by the democratic forces.

Rana cautioned divisive forces against playing communal and regional politics, saying this could jeopradise the time tested unity and tranquility of the State. He said Jammu and Kashmir has been a shining example of communal and regional unity which is needed to be promoted and sustained, especially in the prevailing hostile conditions.