Final decision on contesting all 90 seats of J&K at the time of election: NC President Farooq Abdullah | India News – Times of India

Srinagar: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah It said on Thursday that a final decision on contesting all 90 assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken at the time of the polls, and shutters have not been dropped on the five-party PAGD alliance.
His remarks came a day after the Provincial Committee of the National Conference resolved to contest all 90 seats and not in alliance with other members of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), the restoration of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Constitution of India within the amalgamation constituted for.
“PAGD will never close its doors,” Abdullah told reporters here.
Asked about the party’s provincial committee’s proposal that the NC should prepare for and contest all 90 assembly seats when elections are held, he said the NC is a democratic party, but the final decision would be taken at the time of elections.
“It (the resolution) is fine. NC is a democratic party, a democratic party and can pass resolutions, but the final decision will be taken when the election time comes.
In the meeting of the Provincial Committee chaired by the NC Vice President Omar AbdullahAt the party headquarters Nawa-e-Subha here on Wednesday, the participants of the meeting expressed their dismay at the recent statements, audio jingles and speeches targeting the NC by some constituents of the PAGD, the party statement said.
“He felt that it did not contribute to the overall unity of the amalgamation. He condemned the unfair treatment meted out to JKNC in PAGD. The participants demanded immediate curriculum reforms from the PAGD constituents. Provincial committee members unanimously adopted the resolution. Taken that JKNC should prepare and contest elections on all 90 assembly seats.
“The Vice President in his reply acknowledged the concerns raised by the participants and reiterated that the interests of the people of J&K and JKNC will be protected,” the statement said.
The NC president, however, said the decision would depend on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir at that time.
“You (media) have started deciding what we will do. How will it happen. We will have to see how the situation in the state (polls) will be at that time,” he said.
Asked why his party expressed dismay over recent statements, audio jingles and speeches targeting the NC by some constituents of the PAGD, Abdullah, who is Lok Sabha The Srinagar MP also said that everyone should show tolerance.
Statements (against NC) will come, but our effort should be to show tolerance. If you don’t have tolerance then you will not be able to do anything for people. You must remember two things- tolerance and patience. Also, one should be ready to make a sacrifice.”
Asked what advice he would give to Omar, the NC president said he cannot advise his son as he understands what needs to be done.
The PDP, another major constituent of the PAGD, had also rejected the NC’s proposal, saying it would not affect the unity of the amalgamation.
“PAGD was conceived for a much bigger cause than just an electoral alliance. If some constituents of the coalition have reservations for any kind of electoral alliance, it will not affect our unity for the larger goal, Chief Spokesperson of PDP Suhail Bukhari said in a tweet.
Apart from NC, PAGD, which was formed on August 4, 2019, consists of PDP, CPM, Awami National Conference and CPI.
During the 2020 District Development Council elections, the coalition contested and won 110 out of 280 seats, with the NC alone winning 67 seats.