Srinagar: National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said “communal forces are day in and day out trying to politically neutralise the region’s real representative democratic forces”.
“Finding themselves in a sticky situation, these communal forces under the smokescreen of electoral redistricting are gerrymandering to politically isolate the real representative and democratic forces of Jammu and Kashmir,” Abdullah said while addressing party’s local unit functionaries of the district Ganderbal at party’s district headquarters.
Among others party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, district president Ganderbal Haji Ghulam Mohammad Rather, party functionaries were also present on the occasion.
Ridiculing the BJP’s remarks that PAGD’s white paper is a desperate attempt to regain lost power, he said that BJP and it’s local proxies who perversely are endeavouring to grab power, themselves fit the description.
“People know who is desperate to grab power. Everything is before them. We are not in politics to grab power, but to protect political, cultural and economic interests of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” the former chief minister said.
He accused the BJP and it’s proxies of engineering defections by employing perverse tactics.
“Today the youth of Jammu, Pir Panjal, Chenab, and Kashmir are disenchanted. BJP’s self-styled version of Naya Kashmir has so far only entailed falsehood and deceit,” he said.
He said the brewing disenchantment among the youth of Jammu, Kashmir, Pir Panjal and Chenab is giving BJP sleepless nights. “We challenge the BJP to counter our white paper with its own white paper. We challenge the BJP government on its claims of providing jobs, investment and development. A lie has no legs. This BJP knows. The myths they have been churning out are about to die universal death,” he added.
Formation of PAGD, he said, was the redefining moment in the history of Jammu and Kashmir. “NC is not up for petty electoral gains. I along with other constituent members of PAGD are working for a much larger cause and purpose to restore J&Ks abridged constitutional and democratic rights,” he said.