Bonhomie between alliance partners NC and Congress on the decline

The bonhomie between the alliance partners is on the decline and they are finding it difficult to stomach even political rhetoric in Jammu and Kashmir.

On the surface the alliance partners National Conference and Congress are trying to project  a united face but deep inside the fissures are growing deep in the run up to the polls.  Rana
On Sunday when National Conference Provincial President Jammu region Devender Singh Rana was addressing a day long convention of nominated Presidents and officer bearers of 71 ward committees in Jammu he went on to claim in 2014 National Conference will emerge as A team with the support of the people.Rana was commenting on the statement of Prof Soz that Congress will emerge A team in 2014 in the state 

Rana also reminded PCC Chief Saif Ud Din Soz about the results of 2002 Assembly polls when National Conference had won 28 seats and yet Dr Farooq Abdullah decided against forming the government. 

sozRana said, I held Prof Soz in high esteem but I would like to submit in 2002 the Congress party had decided to became B team of PDP and formed govt in the state in 2002. 

The Provincial President said National Conference has always been a force to reckon with, be it in 2002 and 2008. 

“Despite emerging as single largest party with 28 members in the Legislative Assembly in 2002, National Conference decided to sit in Opposition just because it felt that the people had not mandated the party to power”, he said, adding that this made the C team of Peoples Democratic Party to form the Government in alliance with B team of the time—the Congress. 

He said  the people of the state would decide in 2014  what they want. No one sitting in New Delhi will take a decision as to who will become A team, B Team, C team or NO team.

 Rana said National Conference is not power hungry. We always bow  before the mandate  of the people. He said year 2014 would be a historic year.

He said we adhered to the coalition dharma in the past and we will stick to the coalition dharma in future.He said “ the alliance of National Conference with Congress is not for the sake of power but the relationship of mutual understanding on the high principles of secularism and democracy which dates back to the times of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru-Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah, Sher-e-Kashmir-Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi- Dr Farooq Abdullah and now Omar Abdullah and Rahul Gandhi.  

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