Scores of workers affiliated with the National Panthers Party, Bhartiya Janta Party joined J&K National Conference today in the presence of Provincial President Jammu Mr Rattan Lal Gupta and Shiekh Bashir Ahmed, Provincial Secretary. District President Udhampur Urban Sunil Verma organized the joining programme.

Mr Rattan Lal Gupta, while welcoming the new entrants into the party fold, hoped that the joining would help strengthen the party at the gross root level with a strategy to strengthen the idea of pluralistic, progressive, democratic and united Jammu and Kashmir. He urged the workers to work unitedly and defeat the communal forces saying the National Conference has a chequered history of fostering brotherhood and foiling the divisive forces.

Mr Gupta, while speaking on occasion, sought early regularization of the daily rated workers and other categories of casual workers besides other employees working on a contractual or Adhoc basis in various departments across Jammu and Kashmir. He regretted the delay, saying this has jeopardized the career of thousands of youth. “This will bring respite to thousands of families and those engaged, whose careers have been at stake for long,” he said, adding that some have been waiting for justice for over a decade.

While welcoming the new entrants into NC, Sheikh Bashir Ahmed and Sunil Verma reiterated that National Conference is deeply rooted in every nook and corner of J&K. They asked the party cadre to reach out to the people and help them seek redressal to their problems.

Those who joined the party include Sanjay Kumar, Kewal Singh, Dr Romesh Verma, Madan Lal Bhagat, Raj Singh, Jagdev Singh, Munshi Ram, Charan Dass, Vikas Singh, Jeevan Singh, Rashpal Singh, Sudesh Kumar, Tilak Raj Sharma, Pawan Kumar, Raj Jumar Sharma, Rattan Lal, Sunil Verma, Kalu, Sunil Sharma and Vinod Kumar.

On this occasion, those present include Anyatullah, Pavitar Singh, Akash Verma, S. Harjinder Singh, Chena Ram Sethi and others.