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National Conference ready to dump Congress in 2014 assembly polls?

Yet to decide on forming pre-poll alliance

Ahead of the forthcoming Assembly polls in J&K National Conference has almost made up its mind to dump the congress party by going it alone in the polls.

An indication to this effect was by given by the top brass of the party during the day long workers convention here at Sher-e-Kashmir bhawan where senior functionaries of the party were gathered to give their feedback to the party leaders ahead of the 2014 polls.

Interestingly JKPCC Chief Prof Saif Ud Din Soz  had claimed on Friday that the congress party had learnt many lessons and not going to repeat mistakes.

Taking a dig at the congress party both Omar Abdullah and Dr Farooq Abdullah also  told senior party functionaries that poor coordination with the alliance partner on ground zero resulted in the poll debacle in the Lok Sabha polls.

Both the leaders interacted with senior party leaders and office bearers to gather their feedback ahead of the crucial 2014 Assembly polls.

Detailed discussions were also held over the future of the NC-Cong alliance in the forthcoming Assembly polls. Senior leaders claimed in 2009 the party had forged an alliance with the congress due to certain compulsions.

The party leadership however, avoided making its stand clear on any future alliances with the congress party. The final decision in this regard would be taken by the top brass of the party, sources said

The top brass is expected to take the feedback seriously and introduce corrective measures to improve partys poll prospects ahead of the 2014 Assembly polls.

During the two hour long session Dr Farooq Abdullah delivered an emotional speech to the party workers and exhorted them to work honestly for strengthening the party machinery in the Jammu region.

Dr Abdullah hoped if every party worker would devote time and energy for the growth of party no political adversary can stop it from gaining its lost foothold in the region.

In response senior party leaders in their brief speeches vent their ire on the senior party ministers and elected representatives for failing to lead the party to victory in the Lok Sabha polls.

The National Conference leaders also squarely blamed poor coordination between the alliance partners as one of the reasons for the poor performance of the party.  

Some of the handpicked legislators nominated to the upper house from Poonch also came in for sharp criticism from the party leaders.

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