NC all set to give J&K a strong government on its own: Rana

Communal forces will meet their waterloo in Chenab valley, said Senior National Conference leaders while addressing a mammoth public gathering at Chatroo in Inderwal Assembly constituency Monday.

The NC leaders were on the first leg of their four-day tour to the Chenab Valley.

NC General Secretary, Ali Mohammad Sagar said the National Conference has always believed in strengthening the secular ethos of the state and “there are forces working overtime to destabilize the pluralistic equilibrium of the state.”

He said the NC is ready to make any sacrifice whatsoever to ensure the ethos of the state is not disturbed.

He said that “deliberate attempts are being made to create fissures among different communities for votebank politics in the Chenab Valley, but the people of the area understand these machinations and will not allow them to succeed.”

He, according to an NC handout, said the enthusiasm displayed in the gathering in Inderwal organized by Pyare Lal Sharma, the Constituency Incharge of the National Conference is a testimony to this.

Speaking on the occasion, Provincial President Devender Singh Rana said that National Conference is a force to reckon with, which is all set to give the state a strong and vibrant government on its own.

Rana said the first and foremost task for the NC would be to assuage the regional and sub-regional aspirations and putting the state back on the rails of development and progress.

He accused the previous PDP-BJP dispensation of derailing the developmental tempo initiated and sustained by successive National Conference dispensations.

“The thread left in 2014 is to be picked again to give momentum to development, job creation and instilling sense of security among the people,” he maintained.

In his address, NC Additional General Secretary Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal said that divisive politics has harmed the interests of the state and time has come to bid adieu to such political culture, which is alien to its secular fabric.

Sajjad Kitchloo called for a collective effort for foiling the “ugly game plan of the reactionary forces”, who he said have joined hands to “destabilize the state”.