JAMMU, Apr 16: National Conference (NC) has advised the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) to desist from hollow sloganeering and unwanted criticism and instead contribute in the development and prosperity of the State.
In a statement issued here today, spokesman of NC and MLA Sajad Ahmed Kichloo said, ” It was the NC workers and leaders who faced the burnt on the ground and sacrificed their lives and properties only for the cause of democracy, brotherhood, peace and development”, adding that the party has revived the hopes and trust of the people on the democratic institutions through good governance, transparency and accountability.
Advising the opposition parties to desist from the practice of ‘criticism for the sake of criticism’, Kichloo said that history is testimony of the fact that NC visualized, created, strengthened and upheld the democratic institutions in the State for the development and prosperity of the general masses.
He added that Chief Minister of the State, Omar Abdullah has established himself as people’s leader in a short span of time through his visionary qualities and people friendly initiatives.
Asserting that holding of Panchayat elections in the State after a period of over 33 years was re-writing the history afresh, Kichloo said that the process is first step towards the cherished desire of Sher-i-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah to establish an effective Panchayat system in the State, adding that the party is working on the same lines provided by its late leader and is committed for strengthening of the democracy at grass root level.
“The present Government headed by Omar Abdullah is realizing the dream of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah who had the target of empowerment of common man of the State”, he said and added that the several initiatives including implementation of Right To Information (RTI) Act and Public Service Guarantee Act in a short span of time could have been taken by a visionary leader like Omar Abdullah.