Communal forces will meet their waterloo in erstwhile Doda: NC

Senior NC leaders at a public rally at Chatroo on Monday.
Senior NC leaders at a public rally at Chatroo on Monday.

Excelsior Correspondent
CHATROO, July 22: Communal forces will meet their waterloo in Chenab valley, said Senior National Conference leaders while addressing a public gathering at Chatroo in Inderwal Assembly constituency, during their first leg of four-days tour of the erstwhile Doda district here this afternoon.
General Secretary, Ali Mohammad Sagar said National Conference has always believed in strengthening the secular ethos of the state and there are forces which are working overtime to destabilize the pluralistic equilibrium of the State and the party is ready to make any sacrifice whatsoever to ensure that the ethos of the state is not disturbed.
He said deliberate attempts are being made to create fissures among different communities for vote bank politics in the area, but the people understand these machinations and will not allow them to succeed. He said the enthusiasm displayed in the impressive gathering in Inderwal organized by Pyare Lal Sharma, the Constituency Incharge of the National Conference is a testimony to this.
Sagar said the state is passing through a most difficult phase and time has come to isolate these divisive and reactionary elements who are against the unity and diversity of the state.
Speaking on the occasion, Provincial President Devender Singh Rana said that National Conference is a force to reckon with, which is all set to give the state a strong and vibrant Government on its own.
He said that the first and foremost task would be to assuage the regional and sub-regional aspirations and putting the State back on the rails of development and progress. He accused the previous PDP-BJP dispensation of derailing the developmental tempo initiated and sustained by successive National Conference dispensations. The thread left in 2014 is to be picked again to give momentum to development, job creation and instilling sense of security among the people, he maintained.
In his address, Additional General Secretary Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal said that divisive politics has harmed the interests of the State and time has come to bid adieu to such political culture, which is alien to its secular fabric.
Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo called for a collective effort for foiling the ugly game plan of the reactionary forces, who have joined hands to destabilize the state by creating divisions among the people by vitiating the atmosphere.
Ajaz Jan, while addressing the gathering asked the youth to come forward and foil the nefarious designs of these fringe elements to are trying to vitiate the peace and tranquillity in the state.
Qazi Jalal ud- Din said that National Conference will remain steadfast in its mission of serving the people, saying the party has surmounted turbulent winds with fortitude and there is no reason why it will not emerge as a force to reckon with.
Former MLCs Brijmohan Sharma, Syed Asgar Ali, Rafiq Shah called for isolating opportunistic political entities, saying they pose grave threat to the pluralistic ethos of the state.