Several Congress workers, Tuesday, joined the National Conference (NC) in presence of senior party leader and former minister Ali Muhammad Sagar here.
An NC spokesman said party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar welcomed scores of Congress workers led by Showkat Ahmad Gojwari and women’s wing functionaries from Hazratbal into the fold of National Conference.
Speaking on the occasion, Sagar said that NC has offered supreme sacrifices for the honor and dignity of the state and the party draws its strength from the people.
Sagar while welcoming the new entrants into the party fold said that he anticipates that they will work to strengthen party at grass roots.
“National Conference is a people’s party. We have many feathers in our cap be it land to tiller, establishment of Panchayati raj institutions and constituting single line administration. Besides that our party leadership stood like a wall to guard the special position of our state,” he said.
Welcoming the women’s wing of local political workers into NC, Sagar said that the National Conference believes in gender equality. “Our party constitution reflects the progressive vision of our veterans,” he said.
General Secretary said that the doors of party are open for all those who want to strengthen the special status of state.
“We believe in inclusive politics and equitable growth of all regions of the state. It is good to see likeminded people join our party fold. The progressive and pro poor must put-up a joint front under the flag of National Conference,” he said.
The political workers who joined the party asserted that they will strengthen the party at grass root level and that they will put up a strong front against forces who are have been let loose by forces inimical to state’s special status.
Among others who were present on the occasion include Sr. Provincial vice president Muhammad Syed Akhoon, district president Srinagar Peer Afaq, vice president Youth National Conference Ahsan Pardesi and other party functionaries.