Jammu, Nov 25: National Conference (NC) leaders on Tuesday thanked the people of Doda district for coming out in large numbers to cast their ballots in the opening phase of the assembly election in Jammu & Kashmir held on Tuesday. According to the party, the high turnout showed people reposed faith in it. [J&K witnesses record turnout]
"The reports emanating from the ground zero indicate that National Conference will increase its tally in the erstwhile Doda district exponentially, which encourages us to look for better results during the remaining phases", the senior party leaders said in a joint statement.
The NC leaders praised the political sagacity of the voters and assured that the party will fulfil their expectations, as it has done over the decades.
They also said the NC is committed to equitable development and progress of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. "No power can deter us from pursuing the path of serving the people with sincerity of purpose and upholding their honour and dignity", they added.
J&K witnessed 72.3% voter turnout in the first phase of the assembly election
"National Conference has met the challenges unfolded by turbulent situation in 2008 and succeeded in restoring peace and giving a big push to development", they added.
The National Conference leaders hoped that the momentum will
continue in the next phases of the election process.
Jammu and Kashmir witnessed 70 per cent turnout in the first phase.
The second phase of the election will take place on December 2.