Farooq Abdullah leads Congress-NC campaign in Jammu, says alliance will 'save' India from divisive politics

Farooq Abdullah led the poll campaigns for Vikramaditya Singh and former minister Raman Bhalla, who is a Congress-NC candidate. They are contesting from Udhampur and Jammu Lok Sabha seats respectively.

Press Trust of India March 22, 2019 15:56:49 IST
Farooq Abdullah leads Congress-NC campaign in Jammu, says alliance will 'save' India from divisive politics
  • NC president Farooq Abdullah led the poll campaigns of the Congress-NC alliance candidates, and said the alliance was aimed to keep India secular

  • Abdullah said the NC has come out to save this country from divisive politics

  • The former chief minister also said we have to live in this country and strengthen it and its secular ethos which was preached by Mahatma Gandhi

Jammu: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Friday led the poll campaigns of the Congress-NC alliance candidates, and said the alliance was aimed to keep India secular and "save" it from divisive politics.

Farooq Abdullah leads CongressNC campaign in Jammu says alliance will save India from divisive politics

File photo of NC chief Farooq Abdullah. PTI

Vikramaditya Singh, grandson of erstwhile Sadr-e-Riyast senior Congress leader Karan Singh, and former minister Raman Bhalla, who is a joint candidate of the Congress and its alliance partner NC, are contesting from Udhampur and Jammu Lok Sabha seats respectively.

"We have given this sacrifice for one aim — to keep India a secular country and also keep India strong. There is no other goal (in entering into an alliance with the Congress)," Abdullah told reporters in Jammu."To bring the country out of this quagmire, we have come together. We ensure you (Congress) our full support," he said.

Abdullah said the NC has come out to save this country from divisive politics.  "We have come out to save this country from forces (who are dividing the country on the basis of religion) and not to save this state only."

The former chief minister also said we have to live in this country and strengthen it and its secular ethos which was preached by Mahatma Gandhi. He asked the Congress candidates to keep an eye on forces about malpractice.

Vikramaditya, while speaking on the occasion, said they will fight at the grass-roots level together to ensure their victory.

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