J &K: Impasse on government formation not good for the people, says Farooq Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday termed as against the larger interest of the people the ongoing impasse over the government formation in the state saying the PDP and BJP must either form the government or pave way for the dissolution of Assembly.

“PDP and BJP should either form the government to end political uncertainty or pave way for dissolution of Legislative Assembly, as the indecision is against the larger interest of the people and the state,” Abdullah said while addressing party workers.

He said the people have mandated the two parties to govern the state and they cannot shirk their responsibilities.

The National Conference President said the sensitive state cannot afford political stalemate for long and in case the PDP and BJP are unable to perform their assigned roles, there was no option but to go to the people.

He said decision-deficit in the coalition has unfolded many challenges on all fronts.

He asked his party cadre to step up mass contact and gear up for meeting these challenges.

He exhorted the functionaries at the grass roots level to identify problems and seek their urgent redressal.

Lauding the resilience and sense of commitment of party workers in meeting variant situations, the NC chief said time has come when the basic district and block level units have to become more vibrant and pro-active in carrying forward the policies and programmes to the people.

He said NC is the only visible face in all the three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and it alone can steer out the state from the present morass.

He, however, cautioned them against the machinations of divisive forces and hoped that unity shall be maintained at all costs.

“National Conference represents glorious ethos of Jammu and Kashmir, as it does not discriminate among the people on the basis of region, religion or caste,” he said.

Referring to the inter-party elections Farooq said the process will be completed soon.

“The grassroots level workers have a pivotal role in shaping up the party and making it vibrant as envisioned by Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah”, he said, adding that National Conference is a symbol of political stability.


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