Seeking a decisive mandate to establish a new system of justice and equality in Jammu and Kashmir, patron of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Tuesday said that his party is committed to provide humane, efficient, transparent, accountable and corruption free governance to the people of the State.
Addressing a function to welcome senior Congress leader Hamid Chowdhary, who joined PDP here today, Mufti said that eliminating corruption and improving quality and efficiency of the governance in Jammu and Kashmir is priority of PDP.
“Apart from political uncertainty, Jammu and Kashmir State is also suffering from crises of governance during the last five years”, he said while pointing towards failure of the present regime on all fronts. He added that PDP, during its tenure, had proved how to provide good governance to the people by improving quality and capacity to deliver.
Mufti said there is a widespread public recognition of the fact that the credible leadership and pro-people agenda of PDP had positively transformed the State’s political, economic and developmental landscape after 2002.
Seeking mandate of the people to fulfill unfinished agenda of PDP, he said “the process of the State’s political and economic transformation started by the PDP-led coalition government in the year 2002 has to be now taken to the logical conclusion with the support of the common people”. “It is very unfortunate that the present National Conference led regime has failed to the carry forward the development agenda which was started during PDP-Congress regime after 2002”, he said.
Observing that the present regime has lost its credibility, he said, “After formation of National Conference led government in the year 2009, the State has been plunged into unprecedented crisis and this regime has become synonymous of chaos and uncertainty”.
“Attaining power is not the only aim of PDP. We, with the support of the people, want to change the present ineffective system”, he said and added that it is aim of the PDP to establish a system where every sections of the society would get equal opportunities of development and upliftment.
Terming PDP as a movement to change destiny of the people, Mufti said that his party has emerged as strong and credible voice of the people of Jammu and Kashmir because common masses have faith on this party. “The pro people agenda of the party is formulated by incorporating wishes and aspirations of all sections of the society and we never compromised with our agenda for attaining power”, he said and reminded when PDP-Congress coalition was formed in 2002, PDP’s agenda was prominently incorporated in the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of the government.
Mufti said that despite having just 16 MLAs in 2002 PDP had changed political discourse of the State and restored dignity and honour of the people Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking on the occasion, Hamid Chowdhary said that he has decided to join PDP due to the policies and programmes of the party. He said that visionary agenda of PDP is the only practical and viable solution of all problems of the state. He said that Mufti Mohammad Sayeed as Chief Minister of the State had showed the others how to rule the state. He assured PDP leadership that he would work with dedication to spread message of party.
He highlighted leadership qualities of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Mehbooba Mufti and said that people of Jammu and Kashmir are looking towards PDP with high hopes.