We rejected violence in 90s: Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday that despite the hurdles created by the ruling party (BJP), his party National Conference was growing stronger by the day. 

“We are facing challenges at every point, even where we are not expecting them,”  Omar said, according to a press release issued by the party. “The ruling party is working extra time to create hurdles for us. The active support of people and our workers has kept us going.” 

He emphasized that the unwavering support of the people and the party’s loyal members has been instrumental in sustaining their momentum. He asserted that the NC remains undeterred and committed to its objectives.

“We were the ones who rejected the violence in the 1990s, we did not change our stand, Omar said while speaking at a party function in Srinagar.” “Those who ridiculed us then are seen holding national flags today in the rallies led by LG.” 

Omar, who is also NC’s Vice President, accused the ruling party of persistently attempting to erase his party’s plough symbol. He claimed that the government is leveraging its power and influence to achieve this goal. However, he underlined that such strategies have been ineffective in the past. 

“They fail to remember that NC has outlived such manoeuvrings in the past with the support of our people,” he said. “The reason they time and again fail to cast us off is because of our undeterred stand on issues and policies.”