Banihal, July 17: Sending out a message of unity among the people, asking people in general and party workers in particular to “unite against forces who attempt to destroy our state and divide its people," National Conference leader and district president, Ramban Sajjad Shaheen Sunday said that nowadays, people of this state are facing a great crisis and are concerned whether their democratic, constitutional and fundamental rights will continue to exist adding that every citizen has democratic and fundamental rights, freedom of speech, property rights and right to education. However, we are now facing a genuine crisis where ‘divide and rule’ is being made into a law.
According to a statement from the party, Shaheen was speaking in a day-long workers convention held at the main market Khari and was organized by the party's block committee Khari in which large numbers of party functionaries, office bearers, local DDC counselor, Delegates, Sarpanches, Panches besides prominent workers of the party participated.
While addressing the party workers Shaheen said that all permutations and combinations by opponents will fall flat and the party will form government in Jammu and Kashmir with absolute majority whenever elections are held in the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The political chemistry developing on ground zero ahead of assembly elections will surprise all including the political pundits,” he added.
“Jammu and Kashmir is bubbling with enthusiasm to have a strong, stable and responsive government under the banner of National Conference as the people of Jammu and Kashmir have made their mind to give a massive mandate to it since the bureaucratic culture under the present dispensation has proven detrimental to the interests of the state,” Shaheen said.
He further said that the communal forces were destined to get decimated in the ensuing assembly elections whenever they are held in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
He described National Conference as a deep rooted public movement, which, he said, believes in a single entity of the State and has been striving for assuaging the politico-developmental aspirations of all segments of people.
Shaheen further said that the NC is the only party with credible footprints in all 90 Assembly constituencies of the state.
Taking a dig at political “soothsayers”, he said those patting their backs over standing in the state’s political sphere and claiming to form the next government in J&K will not find enough candidates to field from all constituencies.
Several political workers from Congress and other parties joined National Conference on the occasion including Ghulam Mohammad Hajam panch, Mohd Rafiq Lone, Abdul Ahad Kutey Panch, Ab Rafiq Naik, Bashir Ahmed Naik, Abdul Gani Hakjam, Mohd Iqbal, Gulam Rasool Kundan, Muzaffar Ahmed Kundan, Mohd Rafiq Kundan, Nisar Ahmed Kote, Rafiq Ahmed Hingni and others, the statement claimed.