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Restoring peace, upholding dignity of people our priority: Farooq


Jammu, Feb 20: National Conference, President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said that focused attention is needed to fulfill the deep yearning of people to live dignified and peaceful life.
“The State is passing through a most difficult phase due to political instability and governance deficit in recent years and therefore the people are looking towards us with hope”, National Conference President said, adding that the party will strive to assuage their political aspirations and instill much needed sense of security.
“This spirit will stand him in good stead in his new role in public life”, Dr Abdullah said, adding that his joining will not only strengthen further the party at grass roots level but also enthuse all those working for steering the state to peace and normalcy.
He exhorted the cadre to close their ranks and gear up for meeting challenges faced to the State and said efforts will have to be redoubled to restore peace. He said history stands testimony how National Conference withstood challenges by offering numerous sacrifices to uphold the dignity of the people.
He said the party has a track record of serving people of all the three regions, irrespective cast, creed and religion, adding this spirit is needed to be sustained and promoted by weathering all odds unitedly.
He reiterated that National Conference is committed to uplift the conditions of poor and weaker segments of society.
Dr Abdullah also urged the workers, who he said were visible in every nook and corner of the state, to work for strengthening the bonds of amity and brotherhood, which has been political philosophy of National Conference. He said elements inimical to unity and brotherhood will have to be isolated.