Minister for Works, Naeem Akhtar has, on behalf of Jammu and Kashmir Government, felicitated the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for BJP’s impressive performance in three north-eastern states.
“With its latest impressive performance in the north-eastern states of Tripura and Nagaland, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and his party have got the fresh political and electoral legitimacy to take on the challenges confronting the country and the region on economic and political fronts,” Akhtar said in a statement.
Akhtar, who is also the State Government spokesman, expressed the hope that with the fresh public approval of his policies and programmes, the Prime Minister would give a new impetus to his intensive developmental and inclusive political agenda.
Reiterating that the resolution of momentous problems confronting Jammu and Kashmir should be brought to the centre-stage with fresh political resolve, Akhtar called for making renewed efforts in reaching out to people of J&K to end the vicious cycle of death and destruction and ensuring a prosperous future for its enterprising young generation like their counterparts in other states of the country.
“I hope the central government, under the leadership of Modi, will make a renewed effort to reach out to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, address the causes of alienation and trust deficit and work towards finding a lasting solution to the problems plaguing the State,” he said, adding that the country’s political leaders need to pick up the threads and carry forward the reconciliation and resolution process started by Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003 which had helped in substantively transform the ground situation in the state, both within the mainland and along the borders.
Akhtar said despite ideological and political divergences, PDP joined hands with BJP on the basis of an “Agenda of Alliance” to provide a broad-based political platform to the people in all the regions and sub-regions of the State.