Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that the party is privy to the anger and despair that is writ large on the face of people in Pulwama, asking the people to vote in favour of NC “to make New Delhi accountable” for what they did during the last five years.According to a statement issued to GNS, Omar while addressing a public meet at party headquarters Mujahid Manzil in Pulwama, said: “Little did the people of Pulwama know that those who they had voted for will exploit their votes to grind their own axe and to wield the power. The people of Pulwama came out in large numbers to cast their votes in 2014 elections to secure a better future for their children, for development. However, nothing of that sort happened, on the contrary, we see gloom writ large on the faces of the people of Pulwama. The party, who you voted for, berated and belittled your mandate to ascend the altar of power.”“The pluralistic and vivacious spirit of Pulwama was shattered by CASOs, crackdowns, blinding, arrests, and innumerable other torments. Now an opportunity is tapping your door, you have to utilize it to show your rage to PDP for letting loose the mammoth of destruction in Pulwama by hobnobbing with BJP.
You have to utilize this opportunity and not let it go unutilized without expressing your anger on PDP through the use of the ballot,” he said.Omar while appreciating the people of Pulwama for upholding the spirit of inter communal camaraderie and tolerance said: “People of Pulwama never allowed them get swayed by communal strife. The sanctimonious disposition of the people of Pulwama was exhibited at various instances be it reconstruction of a temple or rescuing the Yatris.”Party vice president while asking the people to support Justice (Retd.) Masoodi said: “In the ensuing elections, we have to make it a point to punish PDP for depriving the people of Pulwama of peace, prosperity. This time you have to make a head way in sending a right person to Delhi who could make public the ordeal that the people of Pulwama are facing since 2014. Masoodi sahib has it all what it takes to be a good representative; he has no personal axe to grind. On sixth of May you should come out and vote for him. This shall be the first step towards bring to a halt all the miseries unleashed on you by former BJP-PDP government.” (GNS)