NC a force to reckon with: Gupta, Kichloo

Kashmir Times. Dated: 10/30/2021 12:43:33 AM

JAMMU, Oct 29: Describing National Conference as a force to reckon with, Provincial President Rattan Lal Gupta today said that history stands testimony to the path breaking role of the party, which he termed as a mass movement, in bestowing democratic rights to marginalized population of Jammu and Kashmir.

Felicitating former minister and senior leader Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo on his appointment as Zonal President Chenab Valley at a function held at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan here, Gupta said that being deep rooted National Conference alone can satiate the urges and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir who alone who will shape their destiny in the robust democratic setup of India.
The Provincial President said that the National Conference has remained in the forefront to serve the people, irrespective of religion and region.
Speaking on the occasion, Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo said National Conference is the party of poor, peasants, working class, marginalized segments of society that has flourished as a big Caravan over the decades to steer J&K to peace, progress and prosperity. The party will continue to play its historic role in meeting the challenges, as it does not only represent the glorious ethos of unity in diversity but reflects the urges and aspirations of the people, he added.
Kichloo exhorted the National Conference cadre to shoulder their crucial responsibilities toward people and remain in the forefront to meet challenges. He said the National Conference has a chequered history of public service and its role in upholding the dignity and identity of the people, irrespective of religion and region, cannot be ignored or undermined.
The other speakers congratulated Kichloo on his appointment as the Zonal President, hoping he will come up to the expectations of the leadership and the cadre.
Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo has remained as Youth National Conference President between 1982 and 1995, Zonal President for two years, Spokesman of Jammu 2012-2017, District President Kishtwar. MLA in 2002 and again elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2008 and inducted into the ministry with independent charge of Industries and Commerce besides Home departments. He became MLC in 2015 and Central Secretary of the party in 2017.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included: Sheikh Bashir Ahmed, Khalid Najeeb Suharwardy, Qazi Jalal Ud Din, Brij Mohan Sharma, Mohinder Singh,Surinder Singh Bunty, Vijay Lochan, Abdul Gani Teli, Mehboob Iqbal, Tanveer Babzada and others.



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