Farooq’s NC revival formula


‘No space for opportunists, cheaters, cunning’ 

Srinagar: Following rout in the Parliamentary and Assembly elections across the Jammu and Kashmir last year, National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah Wednesday indicated to show door to old faces and make drastic changes in party portfolios from top to bottom.

The party sources said that while meeting with the several delegations of party workers at his Gupkar residence, Dr Farooq said that there will be complete overhaul in the party and no space will be given to the “cheaters, opportunists and cunning people”.

“The party has zeroed on several names, which will either be ousted from the party or their responsibilities will be taken away. All in all, a complete ‘re-shuffle’ is what the National conference is going to experience soon,” sources said while quoting Dr Farooq.

According to the sources NC patron also said that the senior leaders have failed to address the problems of NC workers and therefore, there is widespread discontent within the party organization. 

“The party has decided to bring some young honest and dedicated people who can be assigned with top positions in the party,” he said.

Sources said that Farooq Abdullah warned  the NC leaders not to use the party as per their will and taste, as used to be the case previously and asked them to be ready for a major change in the party portfolios in both parent and youth wing. 

“Everything will be scrutinized now onwards with utmost care to reach to the people. Some people have deceived the party. There will be no space for them in the party,” he has said.

Sources said that Farooq Abdullah firmly said it is not necessary that anybody who contested elections shall be repeated and added that NC is nobody’s ancestral property.

If sources are to be believed then Farooq Abdullah also wants to discuss the post accorded to one of the senior NC leaders in Kashmir province. “Farooq Sahab is keen to choose better hands to head Jammu and Kashmir provinces as provincial presidents,” party sources said.

He also asked the workers that he will be available for the workers in Kashmir, and will make sure one-to-one contact with the people and party workers.

Ever since NC was defeated in the Parliamentary and Assembly elections last year, the party had a dozens of introspection sessions to ascertain the cause of rout from even the strongholds.


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