Referring to horrendous 2008 agitation, Shaheen said that the row was the machinations of these two parties to polarise the situation for electoral gains. He added National Conference, however, did not allow to succeed their game plan and foiled it with active support of the peace loving people of Jammu and Kashmir. He cautioned the people against sinister designs of these parties and hoped they will maintain unity and brotherhood.
He further expressed his gratitude to the party leadership and said he will strive for coming to the expectations of the people and the high command. He exhorted the party functionaries and workers to gear up for the ensuing elections and exuded confidence that National Conference will emerge victorious in the elections slated later this year.
He congratulated the new entrants and hoped this will further strengthen the National Conference at grass roots level.