Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti has been nominated as the party’s candidate for Islamabad Parliamentary constituency, while the senior party leader and former finance minister, Tariq Hameed Karra will fight on the party’s ticket from Srinagar parliamentary constituency.
This was announced here Thursday by the party patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at a meeting of the senior leaders, legislators and party functionaries of the two parliamentary constituencies.
The names of candidates for Baramulla and Ladakh constituencies are expected to be announced later.
Addressing the meetings, Mufti said, “PDP is aiming at bringing the change in the entire political scenario and the administrative system in the state, which have been marked by uncertainty and injustice ever since independence.” He expressed the confidence that the change will begin taking place with the elections to the Lok Sabha.
Mufti said, “democracy is the only way that provides resolution to problems and it is unfortunate that in Jammu & Kashmir every other method of dubious merit has been tried, but democratic processes were always subverted.”
About the importance of the members that are sent to the parliament Mufti said the people of the state have now an opportunity and a challenge to utilize the next Lok Sabha elections for making the rest of the country aware of the problems, that we face and secure our rights as a special status state within the union.
He said, “till now the MPs elected by the people here have generally being subsumed by electoral politics of the ruling parties, but now the PDP will try to send with the support of the people strong, sincere and dedicated persons to the highest seat of democracy in the country, so that our voice is heard with respect.”