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NC leadership felicitates party’s victorious DDC candidates

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday felicitated the party’s winning candidates for their resounding victory in the District Development Council elections attributing the victory to the resilience of people of J&K.

Lauding the resilience of party workers and party functionaries here at a felicitation function held at party headquarters, party President said that the thumping victory of the party’s DDC candidates bear out how widespread the roots of party  are across Jammu and Kashmir.  He said it was the ideological congruence with socio-political and economic emancipation of the poor at its core that helped the party to withstand the hostile and challenging times. The party, he said, has endured its character by working for the poor and destitute to iron out social and economic disparity in Kashmir by making recurring drastic and pro poor contributions in all areas from time to time.

The party vice President Omar Abdullah, General Secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar and Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani also felicitated the party’s DDC candidates hoping that the winning candidates would live up to the obligations and responsibilities of the post.

While expressing gratitude to the people for their overwhelming support to the National Conference, the party President said the people have done their bit and that now it was the turn of elected DDC members to pay off by rising up to the expectations of people with pure and simple service motive.

“I am hopeful that the party’s DDC members will devise an all inclusive strategy to serve people, address their concerns and become a voice for the voiceless. We in our party have always upheld that people are the real source of power; therefore it is more binding for our elected DDC members to keep in touch with their constituents. Unfortunately we have lost half a decade since 2015,  now I am hopeful that the newly elected DDC, keeping up with the party agenda will make most of the bottom-up style of development envisioned and introduced by Sher e Kashmir and work day in, day out to make a discernible difference  in people’s lives,” he said.

On the occasion party leadership also felicitated Salman Ali Sagar for his victory in ULB by-polls of Sringar SMC and hoped that his presence in the SMC will give pre-eminence to development issues in the corporation.

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