Omar promises prosperous JK

JAMMU, Nov 10: Ahead of elections, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today appealed to the voters to grant the National conference majority in Assembly while promising them a new and prosperous state.
“You (people) give me majority in the Assembly, I promise a new and prosperous Jammu and Kashmir where economic development and empowerment of youth, women and work force will rule the roost,” Omar said.
He was addressing a huge public rally organised by NC’s Jammu Province unit at Chanderkote, 130 km from here.
“This time National Conference urges its supporters and well-wishers to come forward in large numbers and support NC candidates all across the state in the upcoming Assembly polls to give it absolute majority in the House to settle and address all pending issues once for all for the overall benefit of the state and the country,” Omar said.
The NC working president has asked the people to beware of the vested interests in politics who are out to grab power and subjugate the interests of people and the state for personal ends.
Omar said that conspiracy is being hatched against the NC to scuttle its ‘Naya Jammu and Kashmir Agenda’ aimed at political stability, solidarity, peace, youth welfare and equitable development of all the regions and sub-regions of the state.
The NC needs not to prove its secular, democratic and people-friendly credentials as this party has always proved its mettle and characteristic of being the only party in the state which sacrificed beyond imagination for the cause of the state, he said.
Omar said inclusive development has always remained the benchmark of NC’s political agenda.
Omar said during the past six years’ tenure of the NC-led government, his all efforts were directed to achieve peace, political stability and all-round development.
“Though a lot has been registered on the development front and peace process received considerable forward push yet, 100 per cent result could have been achieved on both peace and economic welfare fronts had the NC enjoyed the absolute majority in the Assembly,” he said.
People can themselves judge the PDP’s credentials and its sincerity towards public cause by scanning through the individuals, Omar said.
The attempts have been made in the past as also at present are being made by certain political parties to divide the society and besmirch the age-old amity and brotherhood of the state for power game, he said, while appealing to people to stand up against these forces. (Agencies)