JAMMU MAY 15: Former Chief Minister and President National Conference Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that divisive politics can endanger the social fabric, cause disenchantment among people and vitiate communal harmony.
Besides Provincial President Devender Singh Rana, former ministers and senior party leaders Harbans Singh, Surjeet Singh Slathia, Ajay Kumar Sadhotra, Mushtaq Ahmed Bukhari, Javed Rana, Racchpal Singh, Babu Rampal and State Vice Presidents Rattan Lal Gupta, Th Kashmira Singh were among the prominent party functionaries present during the interaction.
Dr Abdullah hoped that myopic tendencies of dividing society on the basis of caste, creed, region or religion will fall frail before the strength of peoples’ commitment to amity and brotherhood. In this context, he referred to the historic role of National Conference in fomenting amity and fighting divisive tendencies, as inclusiveness has all along been its fort.
“National Conference is a movement which has taken everyone all along and never differentiated between the people on the basis of region or religion and therefore it is incumbent upon its entire cadre to rise above politics and work for the overall betterment of the state”, he maintained.
Several senior leaders spoke on the occasion and gave their assessment about the political situation prevailing in the State. They gave feedback on the functioning of grass level party units across the Jammu region and said the cadre had reactivated in a big way and public outreach was apace.
Those present in the interaction included Javed Rana, Dr Kamal Arora and Master Noor Hussain, all legislators, besides the party leaders Sheikh Bashir Ahmed, Bimla Luthra, Jugal Mahajan, Brij Mohan Sharma, Satpal Lakhotra, Haji Mohammed Hussain, Gurdeep Singh Sasan, Bashir Ahmed Wani, Haroon Choudhry, Pradeep Bali, Vijay Lochan, S Peter, Dharamvir Singh Jamwal, M L Musnhi and Ayub Malik.