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Elect those who will ensure J&K's voice is heard in Parliament: Abdullah

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

National Conference (NC) urged the people of on Tuesday to elect those leaders in the upcoming who would ensure that their voice was heard in Parliament.

"Now that the trumpet of the polls has been blown, the is all geared up. The people of the state want a credible voice to represent their aspirations in the topmost House of the country. Our party is the only credible voice of all the regions of Jammu and Kashmir," Abdullah said, while interacting with party workers from various parts of the valley.

The member from hit out at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying it had unleashed "countless miseries" on the people of the state.

"The people of will remember the PDP for unleashing countless miseries on the state and its people," he said.

The former chief minister said the PDP, notwithstanding its "pretentious" anti-BJP campaign, joined hands with the saffron party after the 2014 polls in an unambiguous instance of political opportunism.

"The treacherous role played by the PDP and its leadership is an open secret. (PDP founder) Mufti Sayeed, as a loyalist of late G M Sadiq, played a pivotal role in destroying the status of our state.... In 2002, in a major assault on the Muslims of the state, Mufti played with the working autonomy of the

"In 2014, late Mufti allied with a party which is openly threatening the minorities in Now the responsibility rests on the people to choose between the forces inimical to the state's special status and those who have lent immense sacrifices for the protection of the unique identity of our state," Abdullah said.

Alleging that the state had witnessed erosion of its institutions during the BJP-PDP rule, the said, "Besides that, what was left of our identity in the form of financial autonomy was also surrendered by the PDP by implementing GST in our state.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 19:35 IST