Doda (J-K), Nov 28 : National Conference leader and former State Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah addressed an election rally in Doda district ahead of the third phase of the seven phased elections scheduled to be held on November 30.
Farooq said that the people wanted change and that is why they have come out to vote openly.
"People are coming out to change their destiny and for their own betterment. They want to change the prevailing situation and have come out to vote for their jobs, betterment of infrastructure and change the prevailing situation," he added.
He also condemned the recent row that the Jammu and Kashmir had witnessed and said that the scares would take time to heal.
"The dispute that the Congress and the PDP started over God Shiva has created a difference between the Hindus and the Muslims and it would take a long time to bridge the gaps. I don't think that after 1947, I have ever seen any such thing," he said.
Meanwhile, campaigning for this phase comes to a close todat evening. Polling will be held on Sunday.
Five constituencies in Kupwara district will be covered in this phase.
Electioneering has intensified for the 18 Assembly seats in Baramulla, Budgam, Reasi and Udhampur districts where polling will be held on December 7 in the fourth phase.
Two phases of the seven phased elections have been successfully concluded with active participation of locals.
Despite the separatists' call for the election boycott the first phase of the elections recorded 64 percent participation.