Former SSP Riyaz Bedar joins NC
Srinagar: Former chief minister, Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that National Conference remains committed to protect and safeguard the interests of the state and its people against forces inimical to states unity and its secular credentials.
Addressing the party’s meeting for Kashmir province, NC Vice President expressed concern over the unbridled civilian killings and human rights violations in the state. “The never ending vicious circle of killings in Kashmir which gained momentum since the PDP-BJP alliance came in being continues to devour our young and old. People especially the youth of the state stand disenchanted due to wrong policies being implemented by BJP led central government,” he said.
He solicited an earnest effort from GoI to instill confidence in the people. “The ironist strategy should pave way for reconciliation and rapprochement,” he said.
Party vice president while exuding confidence in the party functionaries said that acquiring power has never been party’s goal and the party will continue to highlight the woes of people determinedly. “It is our duty to highlight the woes of people. We owe a sense of duty towards the people of state irrespective of their caste, creed and religious affiliations,” he said.
Omar while exuding confidence in the party functionaries said: “Party went through worst of the times and was subjected to worst machinations but with the support of people we trounced all those efforts that aimed at fiddling with states special character.”
“We will continue to fight with the same spirit and will defeat those forces who are more tilted towards fooling and betraying the trust of the people of the State,” the NC Vice President said.
Omar expressed concern over the ‘failure’ of the incumbent governor administration over ensuring basic amenities to people. “The pesky power supply, unscheduled cuts have become norm of the day. Unfortunately people in the valley have been left to fend for themselves. The incumbent governor administration is busy in politicking. Development issues and up gradation of civic amenities has taken a back seat at present,” he said.
He urged the incumbent governor administration to utilize its resources to reduce the mounting woes of people.
Meanwhile, former SSP Riyaz Bedar joined National Conference on the occasion. According welcome to the former police officer who belongs to Pattan constituency of north Kashmir, Omar said that the party will benefit from the professional capabilities of the new entrant. “The party will surely benefit from his experience in public service. The doors of party are open to every right thinking person who wants to contribute to development of state and securing its special character,” he said.