Kashmir-Delhi Nexus Out To Destroy NC: Farooq

Kashmir-Delhi Nexus Out To Destroy NC: Farooq

20 November 2012
Kashmir Observer


Srinagar: Claiming credit for his party to see the Rawalpindi Road reopened, and asserting that the LoC would “collapse one day,” union minister and president of the ruling National Conference Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said that “money was being spent in torrents in New Delhi and Kashmir” to destroy the NC. “People in Delhi in collaboration with their well-wishers in Kashmir are working overtime to pull the National Conference down, and for this they spend huge amounts of money,” Dr. Abdullah said addressing panchayat leaders at party headquarters here. “But they must know that the National Conference is not so weak as to play games with. We are a deep-rooted party and nobody has the guts to shake us,” he said. “Had such elements not been busy in hatching conspiracies, the BJP wouldn’t have hoisted the flag in Kashmir,” he said. “The National Conference is people’s party and we have been representing their aspirations over decades now,” he said. “It was the NC which brought the Rawalpandi Road issue on its 1953 Sopore convention,” he said, adding that the day would come when the ‘barriers’ between the two parts of Kashmir would collapse. “Zulfiqar Ali Bhuto once told me that my father Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah was repeatedly raising the Rawalpandi Road issue. Even an 11-year-old girl from Azad Kashmir spoke to me and said that it was only the NC that could bridge the gap between the two parts of Kashmir,” he said. “The people of Kashmir can’t forget the NC’s sacrifices. We have been fighting for them and will do so in future also,” he said. Accusing the PDP of ‘introducing corruption at the official level,’ Dr. Abdullah said that it’s (PDP’s) leadership should set its own house in order before leveling allegations on others. “Many attempts are being made to wipe the NC out from the political map of Kashmir, but such desires won’t be realized,” he said.