SRINAGAR Scores of party functionaries and workers thronged the residence of party president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday to greet him on the partys spectacular win from all the three constituencies of Kashmir province.
The residence of party president wore a festive look amidst sloganeering. Workers, party functionaries from across the state who had swarmed the residence of party president festooned party president with garlands.
While addressing workers, party functionaries, Dr Farooq said that the results of the election in Srinagar reflect the mood of the people, who notwithstanding various vulnerabilities came out and voted for our party.
In spite of the critical situation that most of the valley areas are beset with; people made it a point to cast their vote in favour of NC. I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the people. The faith people placed in our party is humbling and it gives our party the energy to work harder to fulfil peoples aspirations. We have a mammoth task ahead of us, on one hand, we have to protect the pluralistic ethos of the state, usher in an era of development and on the other hand we have to fight for the protection of the special status of our state, the spokesman quoted Dr Farooq as saying.
He further added, I along with my other colleagues Muhammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi shall work untiringly both inside and outside parliament for safeguarding Art 370, Art 35-A. The impressive victory would not have been possible but for the proactive role played by the workers. Now that people have done their bit it is now for us to rise up to the expectations of people and deliver on the undertakings that we made during the run up for the elections. I assure people that the party will leave no stone unturned to defend and protect the special position of the state at any cost.
Party president while exuding confidence in workers, party functionaries said, The biggest battle is ahead, the party rank and file, the workers have to maintain the momentum and ensure a strong mandate for the party in the upcoming assembly elections. Moreover, we will deliver on the promise of giving regional autonomies to all the regions and sub-regions of the state. Once in power, the party shall immediately start the decentralization of powers to different remote areas of the state. We will put in all efforts for the equitable development of the state. With Omar Abdullah in the vanguard of the new government, the party will materialize the ideals of Naya Kashmir.
We will take due care of all the minorities. As far as victory is concerned, it does not belong to an individual it belongs to the party. I take this opportunity to thank the people and workers in the Jammu and Ladakh division for abiding by the party directions. I congratulate each and every worker of the party in the far-flung areas of the state for reposing their fate in the party, he added.