KL NEWS NETWORK
Hundreds of people from across the State called on the Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti at her official residence, Fairview, here on Sunday to extend personal felicitations for her resounding victory in the Islamabad by-poll.
The Chief Minister expressed gratitude to the people and assured that she would continue to work for their welfare, an official spokesperson said this evening.
“This victory belongs to you, the people of Islamabad and the people of Jammu and Kashmir on whose support I will be counting immensely in the days and months to come to pull Jammu and Kashmir out of the morass and usher the state into an era of peace and prosperity,” she said and added that the trust reposed by the people of Islamabad in her, is a vindication of their love and affection for Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, “which they have reiterated by handing-over a decisive mandate to me.”
“It is an honour and a privilege to be elected from a seat which was represented by my father and I am heartened that the voters of Islamabad have put their trust in me to continue the work on his behalf,” she said
“I assure you that I will try to accomplish the mission and vision of Mufti Sahab to bring peace to Jammu and Kashmir and happiness in the lives of its people,” Ms Mehbooba said and added that her priority is the people and not the power. “I would continue to work for my people to end their miseries,” she said.
Ms Mehbooba said she is especially overwhelmed by the support extended by the youth of the area to the inclusive and progressive policies of her Government aimed at bringing political stability and economic prosperity to Jammu and Kashmir.
The Chief Minister said the credit for PDP’s impressive performance in this election, undoubtedly, goes to the disciplined, dedicated and ideologically motivated cadres of the party.
She complimented PDP cadres for having “successfully and effectively carried the party’s political and economic agenda to the grassroots level”.
“It is because of the untiring and selfless efforts of the PDP cadres that their party has today become a real people’s movement across Jammu and Kashmir,” she said and added that she would also like to express her gratitude to those who couldn’t vote in this election for various reasons.
She also expressed gratitude to the Kashmir Pandits for voting decisively in her favour. “I am also grateful to my Pandit brethren for having voted decisively in my favour,” she said.
“It would be my endeavour to work for the welfare of the people, especially the youth, who have suffered untold miseries because of the political and economic instability and uncertainties plaguing the state for the past more than six decades,” she said. “All of you will be going to be with me in the new era that is to begin for JK soon.”