LS elections a great opportunity for people of J&K to express displeasure against Aug 5, 2019 decision: Farooq

Srinagar, National Conference President Farooq Abdullah said on Tuesday that the Lok Sabha elections are the first major elections to be held in Jammu and Kashmir after August 5, 2019, and it is a great opportunity for the people to express their displeasure against the decisions of the central government.

“J&K has had no democracy over the last five years, saying the absence of an elected government has deprived people of their daily necessities as major institutions stand paralysed,” Farooq said while addressing the workers’ convention in Teetwal and Tangdhar today.

“Lok Sabha elections are the first major elections to be held here after August 5, 2019, and it is a great opportunity for the people of Jammu and Kashmir to express their displeasure against the decisions of the central government,” Farooq said, adding, “therefore, it is important that we use our right to vote wisely and convey the message to the country as well as the whole world that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have not accepted the decisions of August 5, 2019.”.

Farooq said that apart from this, people have also had an opportunity to reject those parties and self-styled leaders who brought the BJP here in 2015, destroyed this historic state, and caused suffering, difficulties, and problems for the people of every section.

He said that with the conclusion of the parliamentary elections, the assembly election is going to be held, and we have to prepare for this election starting today.

Farooq said that the National Conference wishes for complete peace and prosperity in Jammu and Kashmir, and our party will continue to fight for the restoration of constitutional and democratic rights for the people here.

He said that ending uncertainty and anxiety in Jammu and Kashmir is the most urgent need of the hour.

“Those who brought guns here and killed innocent people and went and sat in the lap of the RSS, how can they be sympathetic to the people?” the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister said, adding “that the National Conference will work for the restoration and development of peace and stability in Jammu and Kashmir and will take the lead for the relief of the people at all levels.”.

Serving the people in all circumstances has been the basic principle of the National Conference, and the party still adheres to its golden principles, Farooq added.