LS polls to deicide recourse of country, JK for next five years: Dr Farooq

Srinagar, April 12: National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that ongoing parliamentary elections are important since it will decide the recourse of the country and the state for the next half a decade.
“Today country is yearning for change; it is the country’s secular progressive visage that has been dented since BJP came to power in 2014. However the ensuing elections provide us an opportunity to boot out a government that has failed out on every conceivable matrix. Our state, in particular continued to be at receiving end all along since Modi took the reins of power,” Dr Abdullah said after offering Friday prayers at Hazratbal shrine.
He alleged the calamitous embrace of PDP with BJP opened the flood gates for such forces in the state as want to destroy our identity. “Had the PDP not embraced BJP-RSS combine, things would have been much different on ground today. Today it is NC verses all, on one hand you have NC who has been giving sacrifices to protect the sanctity of our state flag, and on the other you have the cronies of BJP-RSS who can go to any extent to destroy the state’s identity for petty political gains. We have to remain vigilant of their machinations,” he alleged.
Meanwhile earlier, an NC spokesperson said that noted educationalist Sheikh Gayas Ud Din joined the party on Friday in the presence of Ex-MLA Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar at the residence of Dr Farooq.
Welcoming Sheikh Gayas Ud Din into the party fold, Dr Abdullah said, “I am hopeful that the party will benefit from his experience in public life. The need of the hour necessitates for forging unity to trounce the machinations of those who are hell bent to destroy the special status of our state. We are seeing forces coming forth in different hues holding lotus and apples, their main intend is to destroy the identity and integrity of our state. Need of the hour demands us to show unity to trounce such forces which are contriving to infringe upon the constitutional safe guards conferring special status to our state.”