NC to go alone in assembly elections: Farooq Abdullah
UDHAMPUR DECEMBER 12- Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday
announced to contest the next assembly election alone, saying his party was confident of a massive mandate on its own, given support of the people at ground zero.
“We won’t have alliance with any party”, National Conference President said while addressing workers here this afternoon, adding that a stable, strong and people friendly government is the answer to problems facing Jammu and Kashmir”.
“Immediately after forming government, National Conference will bring legislation in the first assembly session with regard to regional autonomy”, he said and added that this will empower every segment of society and every region and sub-region politically and economically.
He asked the party cadre to gear up for the big challenge and work for further strengthening the National Conference at every level.
Dr Farooq Abdullah lambasted the BJP for dividing the nation on religion and said this dispensation has negated the vision of freedom fighters who gave sacrifices to free India from the shackles of British. “At that point of time, the freedom stalwarts did not think in terms of Hindus, Muslims or Sikhs but their paramount mission was to seek freedom for India, the abode of all faiths”, he said, adding that the divisive forces have trampled the spirit of freedom. He, however, exuded confidence that this gloomy era will be over soon and the day will come when the India of Mahatma Gandhi will be retrieved again.
Coming down heavily on the RSS, National Conference President said during the freedom struggle its top brass praised the British and now its ranks were honouring the killer of Father of Nation. During 1975 emergency, he said the RSS supported Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, according to a book penned by Mr Rajeshwar Rao, and said that the support was in lieu of forced family planning of Muslims during those horrendous days.
Dr Farooq Abdullah also questioned the neutrality of the BJP led NDA Government over the US acknowledgement of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. “Like United Kingdom, France and other countries, New Delhi should have taken a position over the disputed status of Jerusalem”, he said and assailed the US President Donald Trump for his illogical decision.