KL NEW NETWORK
Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said that the PDP has been able to “inspire confidence”, among a majority of the people in all the regions of the state, about its “ability” to solve the multiple problems faced by Jammu and Kashmir on political, economic, administrative and financial fronts.
Addressing a meeting of the prominent leaders, office bearers, and party cadres in Jammu today, she said, “the party will carry forward its agenda of political resolution, economic empowerment, good governance and employment generation and convert Jammu and Kashmir into a real welfare state.”
A PDP statement issued this evening quoted her as having said, “the same has been reiterated in the party’s ‘Agenda of Alliance’ with BJP.”
Ms Mehbooba, who is also the President of PDP, said, “the political subversion and uncertainty that the state has faced in the last seven decades has already taken a heavy toll on the state, its economy and human resources and it can ill afford any further disruption and the attempts being made currently by some quarters to squeeze the space for its residents will have to be met with maturity, wisdom, collective action and democratic assertion of our rights.”
She asked PDP cadres to reach out to all sections of society to confront the emerging challenges posed by the different divisive and subversive forces in the state.
“There are forces active on ground with dangerous agenda to divide the people in the name of religion and region and their every attempt has to be defeated with firmness,” she said and sought people’s cooperation in “maintaining calm so that developmental initiatives can take shape”.
Reiterating her “resolve to establish a new system of justice and equality in the State”, Ms Mehbooba said that aim of her party is to “script a new chapter in the political history of J&K by removing trust deficit among different regions”.
“PDP is a cementing force to unite all regions and sub-regions of the State,” she said and added that PDP, unlike other political parties, has “never indulged in doublespeak to hoodwink the people for petty political gains”.
“Earning faith and trust of the people of J&K is the biggest achievement of PDP”, she said and asked the PDP cadres to take the “party’s message of peace, harmony and stability to the grassroots level”.
She said, “the agenda of the PDP could to a large extent respond to the complex problems of the state, faced as it is with decades long political uncertainty, development deficit, unfulfilled aspirations, mounting unemployment, corruption, nepotism and favouritism.”
Expressing satisfaction at the steady growth of PDP, as a platform for change in Jammu & Kashmir, Ms Mehbooba said, “the credit goes to the disciplined, dedicated and ideologically motivated cadres of the party and people living in all regions of the state.”
“It is because of the selfless efforts of the party cadres that PDP has now emerged as a respectable voice from the state that channelizes the aspirations of the people across regions, religions and communities— representing the beautiful mosaic of the diversity of J&K,” she said.