Srinagar: The National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday asserted that party’s resolve is to fight against abolishing the special identity and integrity of the state, saying with the active support of people – NC will never allow such intrigues to get materialised.
“Forces as inimical to the special constitutional status of our state will try their level best to go to any extent to weaken the voice of Kashmiris. The forthcoming election is of great importance to us, it provides us with an opportunity to show how passionately we care for our identity and unique status,” Farooq said while addressing working committee meeting of Srinagar district here, according to the statement.
He added, “The communal forces of the country have a singular agenda in mind, which is to fully merge the state with the union of India. However, it is up to people now to not allow them to succeed in their designs. The communal forces will try to use government machinery; money and muscle to influence the elections. Their Trojan horses and cronies in the state especially in Kashmir will leave no stone unturned to divide the voice of people. However, I am sure that people have made it a point not to fall prey to their evil designs. The forthcoming elections provide us an opportunity to clean the country and the state of the communal yolk.”
Party vice president Omar Abdullah while addressing the meet asked the youth National conference functionaries to gear up and put in their efforts to make party stronger at grass roots.
“It is the youth that has to shoulder the responsibility of guarding the unique status of the state. The ensuing general elections are of supreme importance because it will decide the recourse of the state and country at large for next half a decade. So it is rather imperative for us to have a voice that could raise our issues in the parliament, for that we have to strengthen the efforts,” he said.
Party general secretary while addressing the gathering said that the situation is no different from the 1977 elections. “Today we have National Conference versus all those forces as are hell bent to destroy our special character. The need of the hour demands us to forge unity and trounce the machinations of all those forces as are contriving to destroy our special status and unique identity,” he said.