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All seats equally dear: Omar on not contesting from home turf

India TV News Desk 01 Nov 2014, 19:30:05 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Srinagar:  A day after announcing that he will not be fighting assembly polls from family bastion Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said people of all constituencies of the state were equally dear to him in his “mission to serve sincerely and equitably”.  

“The people of all regions and sub-regions of the state were equally dear to me and my sacred mission in politics was to serve the people sincerely and equitably,” Omar said here during a meeting with party activists from Sonwar and Beerwah constituencies.

Omar has moved from his home constituency of Ganderbal and is fighting the upcoming assembly elections from Sonawar in Srinagar and Beerwah in Budgam district. NC activists from the two constituencies visited his residence here to express gratitude for the decision.

Omar said every constituency in the state was “dear” to him and would always receive equal and focused attention.  “For the greater goal of prosperity and dignity of Jammu and Kashmir, the constituency from which I contest can never be a hurdle for our vision for our state and its people. 

Ganderbal, Sonwar, Beerwah and every single constituency of J and K is equally dear to me and will always receive equal and focused attention from me”, he said.

Omar, the working president of the NC, said his party has been the “courageous and honest voice” of the people of the state at every crucial juncture in its history.  

“History bears testimony to the fact that NC has withstood numerous challenges and political intrigues in the past and has never ceased to represent the aspirations of the people above and beyond partisan and self-seeking politics.  Owing to the association of NC with the people of this state at the grassroots level, our bond is timeless, sacred and will forever remain strong,” he said.