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Jammu, Oct 25 (UNI) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah today said National Conference will not go in for an 'alliance' at all with any party after seven-phase state assembly elections.

''Inshallah, if all goes well by the grace of God, we will win with an absolute majority and form the next government in the state,'' Dr Abdullah told reporters on the margins of a function organised here at University of Jammu this afternoon.

Dr Abdullah said National Conference would like to sit in the opposition rather than going for an ''alliance'' with any mainstream political party.

However, he said the party manifesto would be released by next week while the list of candidates would also be announced in a couple of days for the first phase of elections.

''The process is on and we will be disclosing the names of the candidates by the middle of next week for the first phase,'' Dr Abdullah added.

The NC patron further said there will be no internal reshuffle in the party and added, ''If required, the party may also field new faces during the elections.'' Earlier, addressing the gathering inside General Zorawar Singh Auditorium at Jammu University during a function organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Christian Dalit Association to pay tributes to the first Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of state Bishop Hippolytus Kunnankal, Dr Abdullah said, ''It is easy to live for self but hard to dedicate one's own self for others.'' He asserted that all religions are same and should be treated equally. ''No religion teaches violence but there are people with vested interests, who for petty benefits spoil the image of their religion.'' The NC patron, however, added that good 'education' and 'health' are the mandatory requisites for any state to become developed.

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