SAMBA, Nov 26: Former Minister and senior leader Surjeet Singh Slathia today described National Conference a mass movement and representative of marginalised segments of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, saying this alone can satiate the urges and aspirations of the people.
“People of this part of the country are craving for peace and good governance, which can be ensured by National Conference alone”, Slathia said while addressing public meetings at village Chack Dayala, Burj Tanda, Rakh Brotian, Kothi, Gagore Jamorian and Kamala in Vijaypur area, this afternoon.
Slathia said that times bear testimony that NC never compromised its people centric agenda and high values of secular democratic ethos. “We have braved the brunt of misinformation campaign but never let down the people who have their distinct urges and aspirations”, he said and cautioned against the machinations being perpetrated by anti-people forces to weaken the party.
“They have exploited the people by raking up emotive and divisive slogans to put hurdles in the forward movement of NC to seek permanent peace and youth their welfare”, he said and added that these elements have neither in the past deterred NC nor at present will be able to do so as people fully recognize them as a spent force, who have only furthered their personal agendas.
The senior NC leader expressed concern over attempts being made to vitiate the political atmosphere and said politics of hate and intolerance is a real threat to democracy that is needed to be fought collectively by the democratic forces. He urged the people, especially the youth to play their designated role in steering J&K to peace, prosperity and development.
“Your vote will be vote for development and prosperity of the people, irrespective of region, religion, caste or creed”, Slathia added.