Senior PDP leader and MLA Dr Haseeb Drabu Wednesday expressed gratitude to the people of Pulwama and Shopian districts in general and Rajpora constituency in particular for reposing faith in him and his party by giving a decisive mandate to PDP.
“As I have already made a commitment with the people of the area that I won’t let them if elected to the state legislature, I not only stand by my pledge but reiterate the same after having got the people’s mandate to make a new start and meet the great challenges ahead,” Drabu said while addressing a grand reception organized by the people of Rajpora constituency to felicitate him on his victory in the assembly polls, a party statement said.
Drabu said that he is especially overwhelmed by the support extended by the youth of the area to the inclusive and progressive policies of his party aimed at JK’s political stability and economic prosperity.
“It is an honour and a humbling one to be nominated for this position and I assure my people that under the visionary leadership of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Mehbooba Mufti, our party would work with fresh zeal towards mitigating the sufferings of the state and its people,” Drabu said and added that credit for PDP’s impressive performance in the twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian goes to the disciplined, dedicated and ideologically motivated cadres of PDP and people of the area.
He complimented PDP cadres for having successfully and effectively carried the party’s political and economic agenda to the grassroots level, the statement further said.
“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,” he said and added that he would also like to express his gratitude to those also who couldn’t vote in this election for various reasons.
“Our endeavour would be to respond to and mitigate 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,” he said and added that as already announced by him he would strive towards making district Pulwama and Shopian as the model districts on socio-economic indicators.
The statement quoted Dr Drabu saying that it would be his endeavour to work for the welfare of the people of the area, 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. He said the twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian would be transformed as hubs of economic activity involving new strides in infrastructure development in education, health, power and social sectors and sustained advancement in horticulture and tourism sectors.
“All of you will be with us in the new era going to begin for JK soon,” he said.