Equitable development of all remains benchmark of NC: Dr Farooq Abdullah

NC President and MP Dr Farooq Abdullah and new entrants posing for group photograph.
NC President and MP Dr Farooq Abdullah and new entrants posing for group photograph.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 9: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah today said that only NC understands the aspirations of different stakeholders and that equitable development of all sections of the society in J&K has remained the benchmark of the National Conference since its inception.
This he said while interacting with a delegation of prominent members from Azmatabad Thanamandi, who had called on him at his Bathindi residence, here.
Exhorting the delegation members to reach out to people, he said, “We are working on multiple levels and fronts. On one hand, we are striving to have our rights restored and on the other hand, we are raising the issues confronted by our people in terms of development deficit and administrative inertia.”
“Need of the hour calls for strengthening our ranks and taking the party vision to every doorstep. Our functionaries, delegates, and workers in Jammu, Pir Panjal and Chenab are committed and working tirelessly. We have an added responsibility of safeguarding the plural ethos of J&K. We have to work harder to protect our social fabric,” he added.
On the occasion congress functionaries joined the party fold. Provincial president Rattan Lal Gupta s and YNC Provincial President Ajaz Jan were also present.
Those who joined NC include Sharief Khan, Mohammad Rafiq Khan, Mohammad Iqbal, Mushtaq Khan, Mohammad Shakel Khan, Mohammad Shakor Khan, Taj Khan, Masood Khan, Mohammad Jameel, Sohail, Rehan Shakor and Khalid Ahmad. They vowed to strengthen the party on grass root level in Thanamandi. The party president hoped that the joining would benefit the party.