Hilal Rather joins Peoples Conference, calls Sajad Lone a dynamic leader with a progressive vision
Srinagar: Hilal Ahmad Rather, a graduate of the prestigious Birla Institute of Technology & Science and prominent entrepreneur on Saturday joined the Peoples Conference (JKPC) in presence of PC President Sajad Gani Lone and other senior members of the party.
Welcoming Rather into the fold, party President Sajad Gani Lone said that he is a new generation leader who will, in the future, play a pivotal role in the politics of J&K and facilitate J&K’s transition from changelessness to change.
“Hilal is like a younger brother. I have known him for decades now. He is an enterprising, educated and capable young man who has the interests of the people of J&K at the core of his politics. Interestingly, he had promised me long back that he will one day join me in this caravan of change. And today he has fulfilled his commitment. He is a new generation leader who will, in the future, play a pivotal role in the politics of J&K”, he said.
Responding to a question, Lone said that the Peoples Conference has arrived and will conquer for the best interests of the people of J&K.
“Peoples Conference has arrived. Let there be no delusions. There are many soothsayers who refuse to see reality as it exists and want to create reality as they want to see it. I want to tell those delusional people that the Peoples Conference has arrived and will conquer for the best interests of the people of J&K”, he added.
The PC chairman further underlined the immense sacrifices rendered by Peoples Conference in the past, stating that his father was imprisoned for 10 years with a plethora of PSAs slapped against him. “It is not the time to get terrified due to the tough ordeals of the present time. It is the moment to stay far-sighted, firm, and resolved to get Jammu and Kashmir out of the presence cycle of uncertainty. Peoples Conference is the party that has the legacy of sacrifices. We will continue to strive to accord people a dignified way of living,” Lone said.
Hilal Rather while joining the party said that he was always aspiring to work for youth empowerment and that conflict has destroyed the youth of the state to great extent. “My dream is to see the youth of Jammu and Kashmir prosper in every field they take the plunge in and make the state a hub of peace, tranquility, and progress. As I decided to join politics, I didn’t think of anyone but Sajad Lone. He is a dynamic leader with a progressive vision. I am inspired by his style of work which is remarkable and I am sure that the state will witness new horizons of prosperity under his able leadership,” Rather said in his joining address.
Senior leaders and functionaries present on the occasion include Imran Ansari, Basharat Bukhari, Khurshid Alam, Abid Ansari, Yasir Reshi, Mohammad Abbas Wani, Raja Aijaz Ali, Safina Baig, Sheikh Imran, Adnan Ashraf, Mudasir Karim, Mohammad Sulaiman Bhat including others.