JK News Today

Jammu, JULY 25:

National Conference Provincial President Mr Devender Singh Rana on Wednesday emphasized the crucial need of steering Jammu and Kashmir to political stability, saying the breach of trust and mandate by the just-ended opportunistic BJP-PDP combination had hugely shattered peoples’ faith in democratic polity, which is now needed to be restored and reinforced.

“National Conference alone can assuage peoples’ aspirations given its track record of selfless service and steadfast approach to protect the distinct identity of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions”. Mr Rana said while welcoming a senior Congress leader of Inderwal area, Mr Pyare Lal Sharma in National Conference in presence of senior party leaders.

The Provincial President said the past three years’ of political misadventure will haunt the people for long, as the State witnessed crisis due to lack of credibility of the former ruling dispensation.

Mr Rana said National Conference is the natural destination for all those yearning to return of peace and development of the State, which has undergone most turbulent times. The past three years in particular have been disastrous in every respect, especially misgovernance, which is why the people are looking towards National Conference with a hope. He said the party is committed to upliftment of all segments of society, irrespective of caste, creed, region or religion. Inheriting the rich legacy of Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah, he said the National Conference believes in glorious inclusiveness of the State. He said National Conference was not just a political party but a mass movement that has withstood test of times.

The Provincial President exhorted the party cadre to gear up for meeting the challenges confronted to the State under the dynamic leadership of Dr Farooq Abdullah and Mr Omar Abdullah. He reiterated the commitment of the party, having presence in every nook and corner of the State, towards fulfillment of urges and aspirations of the people.

He exuded confidence that joining of well meaning political activists like Mr Pyare Lal Sharma will further strengthen the party, especially its one of the strongest bastion of Kishtwar district.

Mr Pyare Lal Sharma reposed his immense faith in the policies and programmes of National Conference and pledged to work for the upliftment of the people and development of the State as a foot-soldier of the party.

Prominent among those present on the occasion included State Secretary Mr Rattan Lal Gupta, Central Secretary Th Rachpal Singh, former MP Sheikh Abdul Rehman, ex legislators Qazi Jalal-ud-Din, Th Kashmira Singh Sheikh Bashir Ahmed and Mr Brij Mohan Sharma besides Mr Pradeep Bali and Additional Spokesperson Mr Surinder Singh Bunty.

The National Conference leaders profusely garlanded Mr Pyare Lal Sharma and welcomed him in the party fold.