President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said that idea of change is getting strengthened in the State because large number of people especially youth are joining the party to ‘become part of the movement for the change.’
Addressing a function on Tuesday to welcome National Conference (NC) workers from Sonawari areas, who joined PDP, Mehbooba observed that workers from ruling party were joining PDP which was a clear indication that that there was a strong resentment against the present dispensation which has miserably failed to address grievances of the people. She said that it was result of the people’s disillusionment with the present regime that youth coming forward to join PDP to become part of the movement for change.
On the occasion Mehbooba nominated Riyaz Ahmad Bhat party’s new vice district president Bandipora.
She exhorted the party works to channelize power of the common masses to bring change in the coming Parliament and Assembly elections. “There is a need to elect credible and tested representatives in the coming Parliament and Assembly elections,” she said.
The PDP president claimed it was result of the good governance of the previous PDP led coalition that there was realization among all sections of the society only PDP has the vision and commitment to address their aspirations. “Within short span of its formation, the PDP has earned faith and credibility of the people of Jammu and Kashmir”, she said and reminded the gathering that PDP during its tenure had proved its capability of changing life of the common masses by treating all individual equally and providing equal opportunities to all sections of the society. “The PDP led regime during its tenure had generated governance consciousness among the people who had a taste of good governance and pro-people administration,” she said. “Having tasted the good governance during our tenure, the people had hope that the present regime headed by National Conference would also follow the path of its predecessor but this regime has failed to provide even basic amenities to the common masses,” she observed and regretted that the process of peace, which was started during PDP-Congress regime was derailed after formation of the present regime.