Be vigilant against those who pit one community against another: Omar Abdullah

Sagar, Altaf, Javed, Ajaz also addressed the gathering

Jammu, May 19 (KNS): Deputy Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Omar Abdullah said on Thursday that the ruling dispensation’s stupid policies have affected every section of J&K.

So he said while addressing a massive public gathering at Kalakote in Rajouri. JKNC General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar, Chief Chief Mian Altaf, Javed Rana, PP Jammu Rattan Lal Gupta, YNC PP Ajaz Jan, Additional Spokesperson Th Yashvardhan Singh also spoke on the occasion. Among others, Vice President’s Political Secretary Mudassir Shahmiri, DDC Chairman Naseem Liyaqat were also present.

Earlier, the vice chairman of the party reached Kalakote to a warm and enthusiastic welcome from the party officials.

Addressing the rally, Omar said, “The ruling party in power only works to create divisions, it only relies on promoting hatred and pitting communities against each other. Having failed on each matrix, they will pit Kashmir against Jammu, Gujjar against Kashmir and Pahari against Gujjars. Their incompetence had affected all sections of society equally. Soaring prices, skyrocketing unemployment and daily tax hikes hit everyone with discrimination. They don’t stand a chance in any election, considering their absolute failures. They are betting on creating divisions to cross. We don’t have to give them the slightest chance to divide us. It is the discord in our ranks that strengthens them. Our unity worries them,” he added.

Asking workers to rise to the changing times by increasing their reach with people from different fields, Omar said the success of the party has baffled the powers that be. “The success we had in the DDC elections proved to some extent very detrimental to us. The election results had established the NC as a formidable force across Jammu and Kashmir, the same in Kalakote. Bearing in mind our enormous goodwill among the public , they hid behind the fig leaf of the boundaries commission and restored the gerrymandering of the assembly segments to aid them electorally. The constituencies were redrawn after a long process, it was not by mistake or by chance. DDC election results were kept in mind and the final commission price was designed to benefit them. Now we must rise to the new reality and increase our reach in regions and areas, where the good work done by our MPs is unknown. We need to reach out to the people of these areas in our fold and let them know about the amount of development activities being done by the NC leaders in their respective fields,” he said.

Later, Omar Abdullah addressed a public rally at Lambehri in Rajouri, where he discussed the challenges facing the people and asked them to unite to defeat the forces that are bent on dividing J&K based on caste, creed, region, sects and religion. (KNS)

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