March 11: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah said exhorted the party cadre to gear up for big democratic exercise at grass root level, saying massive participation is imperative in the ensuing elections to Urban Local Bodies to seek involvement of people in decision making at local levels.
“National Conference believes in people being the real fountain head of power and success of the party in the upcoming elections will go a long way in realizing this cherished agenda,” Dr Abdullah said while addressing workers at Udhampur, Talwada, PouniBharak.
He said the basic level democratic institutions can prove as useful engines of change, if the elected representatives work with a sense of devotion and missionary zeal. “National Conference has a proven record in this regard”, he said.
Squarely blaming PDP and BJP for plunging Jammu and Kashmir into political uncertainty, Dr Abdullah said that National Conference has no role as it lacks numbers in the Legislative Assembly.
He was accompanied by the Provincial President Devender Singh Rana, Provincial Vice President Choudhry Haroon, District President ReasiJagjeevanLal besides Choudhry Sharief, Capt Ram Lal, Ranjit Singh and others.