JAMMU NOV 21: Dr Farooq Abdullah President J&K National Conference has said that National Conference is natural destination for all those public spirited political activists, who want to work for political stability, unity between various religions and regions, peace and progress of all the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir. He said joining of NC by political leaders reflects the growing realization among the people that National Conference is the only party that can uphold their dignity and steer the state to a new era of peace, progress and development. He stated this during a function in which prominent activists joined the National Conference in his presence here today.
Dr. Farooq Abdullah said with the joining of political activists into the party across the state, National Conference will be further strengthened at the grass roots level and play its designated role towards the wellbeing of the people and heralding a new era of hope.
The Joining programme was organized by Asha Mehra and Naresh Anthal of District Udhampur Rural.
Those who joined the party fold include: Ramesh Sharma, Sunil Sharma, Sunil Mania, Mamta Mehra, Siraj Din, HaleemKhan Sub inspector Rtd, Mohd Shabeer, Mohd Latief Khan, Shah Mohd and others.
Present on the occasion included : Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal Addl General Secretary, Ajaz Jan Provincial President YNC Jammu, Vijay Lochan P.P SC Cell, Issar Khan Vice President Central Zone, Dr. Shamshad Shan DDC, Vijay Laxmi Dutta, Farooq Mughal and others.
Meanwhile, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah will join the Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi when it reaches Jammu and Kashmir, a spokesperson of the All Parties United Morcha (APUM) said on Monday.
The Jammu-based umbrella organisation of nearly a dozen mainstream parties and social organisations called on Abdullah at his residence here and discussed the need to further strengthen coordination among opposition parties to defeat the designs of ”communal and divisive forces”, a spokesperson said.
The delegation included leaders of the Congress, the CPM, PDP, IDP and CPI. According to the spokesperson, Abdullah was in agreement with the delegation that opposition parties should mount a more united and coordinated campaign against attempts to create political and social divisions in society and assured that he would work towards strengthening broader unity to ”defeat BJP and its sister concerns”.
The APUM leaders suggested that a joint convention of major opposition parties be held in the near future to send a strong message of opposition unity to which the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister responded positively, the spokesperson said. The discussions went on for about an hour. (Agencies)