Abdul Ghani Bhat, 6 Others Back In NC

30 March 2009
The Times of India


Srinagar: Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir received a shot in the arm as seven rebel party activists from south Kashmir, including Abdul Ghani Bhat, on Monday came back to the party fold. Rafiq Ahmad Khan, Ghulam Qadir Tak, Sheikh Mohammad Rafi, G N Bhat, Imran Nabi Dar, Mohammad Ayub Dar and Bhat, who unsuccessfully contested last year's assembly elections, declared their faith in the leadership of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah at a function organised by the National Conference at its headquarters here. Welcoming them to the party fold, Abdullah termed their move as a 'home coming'. He said the party base would be strengthened in south Kashmir as a result of old activists returning to the party.