SRINAGAR, DEC 5: National Conference on Wednesday held commemorative functions to mark the 113th Birth Anniversary of Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah across the State. The main congregational Fateha Khwani was held at Qaid Mazaar at Naseem Bagh in Srinagar. The party president, Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice-president Omar Abdullah led the senior party leaders and party functionaries alongwith a number of party activists in paying tributes to Sheikh Abdullah at Qaid Mazar, Naseem Bagh Srinagar, said NC Spokesman.
On the occasion, National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah said Sheikh Abdullah’s legacy of struggles for the identity and the dignity of the State and its people provides a guiding light for not just the party but the people of Jammu and Kashmir as a whole.
National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah while paying glowing tributes to Sheikh Abdullah said that the party is committed to nurture his legacy of secular thinking and inclusive approach for one and all.
National Conference Provincial President, Devender Singh Rana on Wednesday lashed out at Congress and BJP for playing villains to democracy in Jammu and Kashmir, nurtured and sustained by Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah over the years.
Leading party leaders and workers in paying homage to Sheikh Abdullah on his 113th birth anniversary at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan, Rana said, “The Congress made repeated assaults by conspiring against democratically elected governments in 1953 and 1984, to quote a few, in a bid to weaken democracy in Jammu & Kashmir and the BJP’s recent dubious role will also go as a bad chapter in the annals of democratic history of Jammu and Kashmir”.
“Now that the elections are round the corner, National Conference
under the leadership of Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah will go with renewed strength to the people and shall seek mandate for a strong and stable majority government in the State”, he said, adding
that the people want a single-party government as dispensations with crutches cannot satiate their political, developmental and economic aspirations.
Urging the cadre to gear up for elections, Rana said emergence of a strong NC will steer out the state to peace, prosperity and development. He cautioned against conspiracies to divide the people on religious, regional and caste lines and said that maintaining unity and single entity of Jammu and Kashmir will be a befitting tribute to Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah.