National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Friday said it was important to “forge unity” across Jammu and Kashmir to “defeat the divisive agenda of the Bharatiya Janata Party”. He also said the forthcoming general elections are “significant” as they will “characterise the recourse of the state for next half a decade”.
Addressing delegations from several Kashmir areas here, Farooq said: “It is high time for the people of all J&K regions to put up a strong front against the divisive agenda of the RSS-BJP in the state. I am sure the people will give a befitting reply to the RSS and its ilk. If the people don’t forge unity at this time, the posterity will never forgive us”.
It is for us to ensure a peaceful future for our coming generations. The forthcoming general elections (Lok Sabha polls) are an opportunity for the people to secure themselves a peaceful future shorn of communal strife,” Farooq said, according to a National Conference statement issued here.
The people should not fall prey to the “divisive agenda” of communal forces, the NC president said.“These forces, directly and indirectly, will try to vitiate the atmosphere but we, as a peace-loving society, should not allow ourselves to get swayed by their malicious propaganda”.
“In the forthcoming elections, people of the state will give a befitting reply to such forces which are contriving to create a wedge between various regions of the state,” he said.Meanwhile, a delegation of traders whose stalls had suffered damage in a fire incident in Hyderabad called upon Farooq in Srinagar and apprised him about the “failure” of the Telengana government to recompense their losses.
“Farooq made a spot phone call to the chief minister and home minister of Telengana and urged them to provide compensation to the affected traders. He (Farooq) also dispatched a letter to the home minister (of Telengana) asking him to provide succor to the affected traders,” the statement read.