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J&K polls: Give NC a majority to build a prosperous Kashmir, says Omar

IANS 11 Nov 2014, 6:43:02 AM IST

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday sought a majority for his National Conference (NC) in the assembly elections to bring prosperity to the state.

Addressing a public rally at Chanderkote in Bannihal assembly constituency of Ramban district, he asked the people to beware of vested interests in politics who are out to grab power and subjugate the interests of people and the state for personal ends.

"A conspiracy is being hatched against the NC to scuttle its 'Naya Jammu and Kashmir Agenda' aimed at political stability, solidarity, peace, youth welfare and equitable development of all the regions and sub-regions of the state. You give me majority in the assembly, I promise a new and prosperous Jammu and Kashmir where economic development and empowerment of youth, women and work force will rule the roost," he said.

Abdullah said the NC did not need to prove its secular, democratic and people-friendly credentials as this party has always proved its mettle and characteristic of being the only party which sacrificed beyond imagination for the cause of the state and its people and kept the high values of secularism, democracy, equitable development and upliftment of all sections of society.

He said inclusive development has always remained the benchmark of his party's political agenda.
Abdullah said that during the six years' tenure of his government, his all efforts were directed to achieve peace, political stability and all round development.

"Though a lot has been registered on the development front and peace process received considerable forward push yet, 100 percent result could have been achieved on both peace and economic welfare fronts had NC enjoyed the absolute majority in the assembly," he said.

Abdullah reiterated his plea to the people to give massive mandate to his party to contribute positively in resolving all political and developmental issues besides achieving the holistic welfare of youth, agriculturists, horticulturists, entrepreneurs, artisans, labours and making the state financially independent by revolutionizing power generation and other developmental sectors.

Attacking the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, he termed it an amalgam of those who wallow in the morass of corruption, wrong-doings, unscrupulousness, political opportunism, power hunger and lust for chair.

The public meeting was also addressed by party candidate Sajjad Shaheen.

Bannihal goes to polls on Nov 25 in the first phase of the five-phased state assembly elections.