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Farooq Abdullah elected unopposed president of NC, said - boycotting panchayat elections in 2018 was a big mistake

Pankaj Prasad
National Conference President Farooq Abdullah
National Conference President Farooq Abdullah

After being re-elected president of the National Conference, Abdullah said that he wanted to relinquish the post so that the youth would lead the party.

Srinagar: Farooq Abdullah, who was re-elected unopposed as National Conference (NC) president, on Monday said boycotting the 2018 panchayat polls was a "big mistake" and asked the party to participate in every election in Jammu and Kashmir in future. should. Along with this, Farooq Abdullah warned the government and security forces not to interfere in the election process in any way. The former Union minister had recently expressed his desire to step down from the post due to his health reasons in the party meeting.

Will not boycott any election in future

After being re-elected president of the National Conference, Abdullah said that he wanted to relinquish the post so that the youth would lead the party. He said that he was persuaded to continue in this post, because we are going through very difficult times. Addressing the session of National Conference representatives, Abdullah said that I want to say that the boycott of the Panchayat elections (2018) by the party was a big mistake. Remember that we will not boycott any upcoming elections. Instead will fight to win them (elections). In this session, Abdullah was elected unopposed as the President of the National Conference.

Farooq advised Umar to contest elections

Omar Abdullah, son of Farooq Abdullah and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, had announced that he will not contest elections as long as Jammu and Kashmir remains a Union Territory. In this context, he said that being the party president, I instruct you (Omar Abdullah) that you have to contest the elections. If we have to fight them, then all of us will have to come to the ground and fight the elections.

BJP will fail in its plans

The former Union Minister said that the BJP can do anything. She may even try to buy your loyalty, but she will fail in all her plans. Abdullah warned the security forces and the government to avoid any interference in the elections to be held in Jammu and Kashmir. He said let the people decide whom to vote for. Otherwise such a storm will come, which you will not be able to control. Along with this, the National Conference leader threatened to agitate in case of irregularities in the elections. He said that we are ready to sacrifice our lives. Farooq Abdullah will be the first person to start a movement against it.