People fighting BJP, its cronies to protect Article 370, Article 35A: NC

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference provincial spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar on Monday addressed a series of public meetings in Kulgam constituency seeking vote and support for party’s candidate for Anantnag parliamentary constituency Retd Justice Hassnain Masoodi.

Addressing a workers meet Dar said: “the ensuing elections are significant as we are fighting for special constitutional status of our state. Today we have a situation when BJP and its cronies are contriving to dismantle the constitutional provisions of our state. However National Conference has always showed steadfastness in protecting the state’s special status”.

He said that the NC has been giving immense sacrifices for the protection of state’s plural character, integrity and identity.  “In the future also we will leave no stone unturned to trounce the machinations of such forces as have always been inimical to our state’s character,” Dar said.

Provincial spokesperson while flaying the PDP for betraying people’s mandate said: “It is the PDP that opened flood gates for the BJP into the state. Today the state is facing onslaught from communal forces. It is the PDP that provided them platform to fiddle with our institutions”.

Dar added that South Kashmir in particular bore the brunt of the PDP’s embrace of the BJP.

“Every household in south Kashmir is wailing the loss of its loved ones, and every eye is in tears. The skyline of south Kashmir presents a charred look. Today youth are disenchanted. The sheer nepotism and corruption has dampened their hearts,” he said. “However with Omar Abdullah in the vanguard of the new government, we will make amends to the wrongs committed by BJP-PDP. We will embalm the hearts that are in pain, we will usher in an era of development and prosperity.

Party’s candidate for Anantnag constituency Hasnain Masoodi  also addressed the gathering and urged the people to rally round the flag of National Conference. District President Kulgam Ab Majeed Bhat Larmi also spoke on the occasion.