Will leave no stone unturned to protect Article 370, 35A: Farooq

Will leave no stone unturned to protect Article 370, 35A: Farooq

Srinagar: The National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said that the party will leave no stone unturned to protect Article 35A and 370 in and outside the Parliament.
“The election results in Srinagar reflected the mood of the people, who notwithstanding various vulnerabilities came out and voted for our party,” Farooq said while addressing workers and party functionaries here – according to the statement.
He said: “Inspite of the critical situation, people made it a point to cast their vote in favour of NC. I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the people. The faith people placed in our party is humbling and it gives our party the energy to work harder to fulfill people’s aspirations. We have a mammoth task ahead of us. On one hand we have to protect the pluralistic ethos of the state, usher in an era of development and on the other hand we have to fight for the protection of the special status of our State.”
“I along with my other colleagues Muhammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi shall work untiringly both inside and outside parliament for safeguarding Art 370, Art 35-A,” the NC President said, adding that the impressive victory would not have been possible but for the proactive role played by the workers.
He further said now that people have done their bit, it is now for us to rise up to the expectations of people and deliver on the undertakings that we made during the run up for the elections.
“The biggest battle is ahead,” he said. “The party rank and file, the workers have to maintain the momentum and ensure a strong mandate for the party in the upcoming assembly elections. Moreover, we will deliver on the promise of giving regional autonomies to all the regions and sub regions of the state.”
He added: Once in power, the party shall immediately start the decentralization of powers to different remote areas of the state. We will put in all efforts for equitable development of the state.
“We will take due care of all the minorities. Our agenda of development is progressive and inclusive,” he said, adding as far as victory is concerned, it does not belong to an individual it belongs to the party.