Srinagar, Jun 21: The National Conference (NC) on Friday alleged that mushrooming of political outfits in Kashmir is suggestive of ‘a nasty design behind dividing the voices of the people of the valley’.
An NC spokesperson said that senior Congress leader Dr Syed joined the party folds on Friday along with scores of his supporters in presence of party president and Member of Parliament Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah at his residence in Srinagar.
While welcoming the new entrant into the party fold said, Dr Abdullah said, “I am sure that the party will benefit from the experience of Syed Sahib in active politics and social work. His upbeat political astuteness and organization skills will help the party. I hope he will strive to make party stronger on the grass roots.”
He said later, Dr Syed was accorded a warm welcome at the party head quarters Nawa e Subha, Srinagar by NC’s Additional General Secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal .
Addressing the workers, party functionaries and the supporters of Dr Syed, DR Kamal stressed on the necessity of forging a strong front under the flag of NC.
“At present we have a political dispensation at center which is spiteful to the Muslim character of our state. The forces as are at the helm of affairs at the centre are trying their level best in one way or the other to alter the demography of the state,” he said.
However, he said they won’t be able to succeed in their nefarious designs if the people of the state congregate under the flag of National Conference. “It is the flag of National Conference which our enemy is afraid of, they well understand that the flag of National Conference represents the aspirations of the people of J&K. Our unity frightens them, so it is imperative for all of us to shun our prejudices and personal likes for a bigger objective of protecting the identity and territorial integrity of the state,” he said.
He said Dr Syed Sahib chose not to be part of those mushrooming one man parties by coming into the fold of National Conference. “This shows his antipathy for the forces as are inimical to our status and their Trojan horses. I welcome him into the party fold. May Allah Guide our steps towards protecting the interests of our state,” he added.